This October, Art From the Streets presents its 31st Annual Show Show and Sale! Art From the Streets has been hosting its Annual Art Show and Sale since the non-profit organization’s beginnings in 1991. One of the top art events of the fall season, this Austin art show and sale is the largest one of the year for Art From the Streets.
All Art From the Streets (AFTS) artwork will be available for purchase at their Annual Annual Art Show and Sale--over 2,000 original pieces of artwork are being shown by over 75 unhoused artists served by AFTS. Guests to the exhibit will be able to visit and interact with each of the artists at their booths, where their artwork is on display, and make purchases to add to their personal collections.
Because focusing on housing alone does not achieve other equally important goals that are relevant and motivating to improving and sustaining a quality of life, AFTS is dedicated to helping the homeless and those at risk of homelessness to make their way to self-determination through active participation in the process. AFTS provides opportunities for this by opening the doors of their art studio so the unhoused have time, space, and materials to create, as well as opportunities to sell their artworks.
The AFTS Annual Art Show and Sale offers a vibrant look into this past innovative year for the AFTS artists and the organization itself. An amazing body of work will be on display during this celebration of 31 years of creative support and outreach from AFTS. By attending this show, guests will have an impact on the transient artists participating in the event. Seeing how people respond to their art is motivating to Austin’s unhoused artists. “When you buy my art you make me feel that what I do is just as important as what you do,” says one artist named Layle, on the AFTS Podcast. Further, the sale of their artworks supports them as they climb out of homelessness, as 95% of each purchase goes directly back to the artist who created the piece of art.
The Art From The Streets Annual Show and Sale is scheduled for October 21-22, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. It will be held at the Blue Genie Art Bazaar at 6100 Airport Blvd, Suite C, in Austin. While parking and entry to the event are free, all donations are welcome and appreciated ($5.00 suggested at the door). Registration is not required to enter the event but is suggested; to register, visit the Art From the Streets event announcement on Eventbrite.
Art From the Streets is an Austin-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 1991 to give transient people a way to develop as artists and to use their creativity to climb out of homelessness. Purchasing artwork supports the artists directly. Donating to our program helps us to offer a free Open Studio for the homeless and at-risk.