Art From the Streets is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides support to artists experiencing homelessness in Texas’ capital city. One of many Austin nonprofits helping homeless members of the community, Art From the Streets (AFTS) has offered free, open studio time to transient and at-risk artists in the local community for the past three decades, in an effort to encourage them to rediscover their agency through art. AFTS uses art as a means to help these creatives take responsibility for their lives so they can make empowering choices.
To that end, Art From the Streets presents the 2023 Give Art a Home Gala! To fulfill the AFTS mission, a great deal of funding is needed--AFTS depends on the generosity of the community to be able to serve the local homeless population. The Give Art a Home Gala is an annual fundraising event hosted by AFTS. The 2023 event will be taking place on Wednesday, April 12th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at The Cathedral, located at 2403 East 16th Street. This year’s goal is to raise $50,000 for critical operating expenses and the future growth of the AFTS program. The public is invited to join members of the AFTS team and others who are committed to supporting transient artists in Austin as they pursue a better quality of life by way of their own creative expression.
AFTS knows the value of art. They provide opportunities for artists experiencing homelessness to create and showcase their work by hosting workshops, art shows, and sales throughout each year. They do so at their studio at Canopy Austin, a community of artists, gallerists, and other creatives that they have called home since 2021. The organization has helped countless people over the years to grow as artists, but also to experience a greater sense of security, improved physical and mental wellness, and increased self-confidence. The team at AFTS encourages the artists to build connections through their art, so they can find and use resources to gain employment, secure housing, and get other support in an effort to become independent, contributing members of the local art community and the community as a whole. Please consider attending the 2023 Give Art a Home Gala, to learn more and to participate in a live auction of collaborative artworks between the artists of AFTS and professional local artists. If you cannot attend but still would like to contribute to the cause, donations of time and treasure are always welcome and appreciated.
Are you considering lending your support to Art From the Streets, but want more information about the organization and its mission?
To learn more, check out
on the official AFTS blog!
Art From the Streets is an Austin-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1991 to give transient people a way to develop as artists and 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.