Art From the Streets presents its 30th Annual Show Show and Sale and invites you to celebrate 30 years with them! One of the top art events to attend this fall, this Austin art show and sale was the first big event hosted by Art From the Streets at the end of its first year as a non-profit outreach program focused on the local homeless population.
Art From the Streets has been hosting its Annual Art Show and Sale since the first season of the program in 1991-1992. The premier event is the organization’s largest of the year during which works created by all AFTS artists are on display and available for purchase. Last year returned to an in-person venue for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, presented at Blue Genie Art Bazaar. Though this event was held at the Austin Convention Center in the past, it was a great success for AFTS artists who showed their art at Blue Genie last year. This year AFTS will return to Blue Genie for the second year.
AFTS helps the homeless build community and connection, while also creating a pathway to self-determination through their time in Open Studio, art sales, and other events. By purchasing art at the 30th Annual Art Show and Sale, guests will have a direct impact on those experiencing homelessness in Austin. The transient artists of AFTS participate in this event in an effort to help themselves climb out of homelessness.
At the AFTS 30th Annual Art Show and Sale this year, each artist will have a dedicated booth in which to display their artwork where attendees will have the opportunity to meet many of the artists who participate in the program. Many AFTS artists will be present to share their stories with guests and present their art for sale. They will present affordable art for sale for people with a wide range of budgets; and 95% of the earnings from the sale of the original artwork will go directly to the artists themselves. (Note: if you attend this event and would like to support AFTS as it strives to achieve its mission, a donation upon entry would be very much appreciated. And if you would like to support AFTS further, know that there are other ways to help, from volunteering with the organization to making donations.)
During the AFTS Art Show and Sale, guests will not only be able to view and purchase artwork; they also will get a look into the excitement of the organization as it moved into a new, dedicated space this past year! The new studio space has allowed AFTS to continue serving and supporting artists who are experiencing homelessness in the local community. Over the last 30 years, AFTS has offered creative supplies and art sale opportunities to transient artists in Austin.
ART FROM THE STREETS 30TH ANNUAL ART SHOW AND SALE
Dates: October 29th and 30th
Times: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Suggested Donation at the Door: $5.00
NOTE: Tickets are not required to enter the event, but it is suggested that visitors register in advance.
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.