Are you looking for something fun to do in Austin, Texas this weekend? Well, as art is part of the creative spirit of Austin, you might consider checking out the art scene in the city. You can start by exploring the work of some of the best local artists at the art gallery show, "Out Of the Blue," presented by Art From the Streets (AFTS). Bonus: attending this gallery show, and other AFTS events is a great way to show support for these artists, all of whom are experiencing homelessness.
The “Out of the Blue” gallery art show at AFTS will incorporate pieces created by artists in the program, themed around the color blue, which has been an important color in art since the most ancient of times. Blue is a common color palette in art and decor, used often due to what people associate with the hue--the meaning behind the color blue and what it represents to people is powerful. It sometimes represents concrete ideas like the sky and the sea and is often associated with wide-open spaces and freedom. It can represent more abstract concepts such as feelings of sadness, calmness and serenity, or sincerity. It can be peaceful…or intense. How artists choose to use the color blue is personal to them, just as people’s reactions to the color.
You can spend some time viewing and discussing the blue-hued masterpieces on display at this amazing art show this weekend, and even purchase some art to take home for your own collection. Note that 95% of the profits from each sale will go directly to the transient artist who created the art, so your purchase will contribute to helping that artist’s future stability. Plan to experience art in Austin this weekend by attending the AFTS gallery show, “Out of the Blue.”
Saturday, April 2, 2022
Saturday, May 7, 2022
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If you’re ever looking for Austin events to attend and/or ways to give back to the community, consider checking out another Austin art event hosted by Art From the Streets (AFTS) in support of transient artists. AFTS presents several Austin art shows and other events throughout the year. To find out more, check out the calendar of events published online on the official website of the AFTS organization.
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.