Studio | A Home For Art
We’ve Secured Our Own Space! How? Our Large Gifts Campaign!
Art From The Streets (AFTS) has successfully launched a Large Gifts Campaign to expand our program by securing a permanent location for our program! We say “successfully launched” because we’ve already secured 70% of our $600,000 three year funding goal. This has allowed us to sign the lease paperwork – Wahoo! We are so excited as this has been a dream of our organization for decades. While this is amazing news, we’re not finished.
We need your help with the last mile of our race to secure the final 30% of funding.
What This Space Provides
Let us tell you a little about what this dedicated facility means to AFTS.
This 2,000 square foot space provides room for open studio, storage, events, community collaborations, participation in art shows as one of Austin’s art galleries, and creative events.
- It is easily accessible with convenient parking and bus line access.
- In addition to being surrounded by nature, the space is also surrounded by a creative community that already resides in the complex.
- It allows us to have all our art supplies organized and centralized under one roof instead of spread out across multiple locations, simplifying our programs logistics for our artists and volunteers.
- Since it is a dedicated space for AFTS, it enables us to increase the number of creative sessions we offer our artists and we will also be able to expand the mediums we work in.
We look forward to this permanent home where our artists can create, grow, connect, and thrive.
Watch the full presentation of the new studio space here.
Image By: Alicia Wells
What AFTS Brings to The Table
For those of you who may not be that familiar with Art From the Streets, for 29 years we’ve been working with our local Austin artists, the organization has relied on the generosity of other non-profits to provide the physical space for our program.
The benefits of our program go far beyond the creation and sale of art. As you know, the City of Austin is experiencing a crisis in regards to our neighbors that lack shelter.
While housing is a critical step, housing alone cannot break the cycle of chronic homelessness in Austin. Although there are many causes of homelessness, the catastrophic loss of family and community is the most devastating.
AFTS helps our artists create community and connection as well as create a pathway to self-determination through their time in Open Studio and at art sales and events.
Image By: Alicia Wells
We Need Your Help
We are seeking your assistance to secure the last 30% ($180,000 over 3 years) of our funding needs. Please help us continue this dream!
WITH YOUR HELP we can open our studio doors as a safe and creative space.
WITH YOUR HELP we can foster self-determination and autonomy.
WITH YOUR HELP we can help break the cycle of homelessness.
If you would like to be a part of this journey, please visit our donations page or contact AFTS Executive Director, Kelley Worden, for more information at email@example.com.