The mission of Art From the Streets is to provide a safe and encouraging environment in which the positive spirit and creativity of people experiencing homelessness and at-risk people are nurtured through their own artistic expression. These artistic endeavors form a pathway to self- determination by means of the sense of achievement, social connections, and income generated through the pursuit of their art.
For the past three decades, Art From the Streets, an Austin-based non-profit organization, has been providing support for people experiencing homelessness. Our free open art studio offers a place for our artists to create and showcase their works, while also providing enrichment opportunities, art shows, and sales throughout the year. At our new studio in Canopy Austin, we are able to work directly with a community of artists, gallerists, and other creative types. As a result, our artists have experienced an even greater sense of security, place of belonging, collaborative effort, and quality of work.
AFTS fosters an environment for our artists to improve their well-being and independence while building connections within a broader positive community — a community that can uncover resources such as jobs, housing, and holistic support networks.
Partnership with Integral Care St. John’s Clinic in the past and have created murals in the past. STG Design (https://stgdesign.com/) reached out because of our relationship with Integral Care
Through our relationship with Integral Care, STG Design reached out to us about this very special opportunity.
STG Design’s idea was to have some sort of piece of art on each floor for the refurbished Integral Care health care facility. They wanted to collaborate with AFTS. We worked together to determine what exactly this project would be and determine that we would create murals on the entryway of each floor for the building.
Every floor is a different department in the healthcare facility. So Integral Care suggested themes for each of the floors.
We decided to bring in professional Austin muralists to work with our artists to design a mural for each floor. Each professional artist was paired with our AFTS artists and they began to collaborate on what each floor would look like. Over the course of three months these artists worked together to create a 4 x 6 foot finalized art piece that was then digitized by Agave Prints and then printed as a wallpaper product and installed by Marco Fine Arts.
The murals were unveiled 7/12/23 to the public!
Theme - Community
Instagram - jmuzacz
Theme - Healing
Instagram - uloang
Theme - Growth & Play
Candy Yu Yen Kuo
Theme - East Austin Community
Integral Care Operations
Instagram - @wadeindeed
Megan Reneè Maurice
Theme - Support
Fabian Rey Donate
Instagram - fabianrey
Answer The Call
Agave Print- https://www.agaveprint.com/
Marco Fine Arts - https://marcofinearts.com/home/
https://stgdesign.com/We are an architecture, interior design, and master planning firm and we design places and spaces ranging from communities and campuses to labs and offices. We design for clients in a wide range of industries, from corporate and commercial to housing and hospitality, education and healthcare to science and technology. With primary offices in Austin and Nashville, a virtual team in Houston, and remote workers in other strategic geographic locations, we work seamlessly across the country and globe.