World Art Day is on April 15, 2023. It is a day reserved to celebrate the fine arts and promote creativity across the globe. This day was set aside to help reinforce the relationship between art and society and encourage greater awareness of art and the diversity of creative expression. Austin, Texas is known as a world art hub and, as such, has a lot of creative offerings for people who want to observe the day in the local community.
For the past three decades, Art From the Streets, an Austin-based non-profit organization, has been providing support for people experiencing homelessness.
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.
Artists enrich the human experience and make the world an interesting and beautiful place through their creative contributions. They play a huge part in connecting and inspiring people, and helping to bring about a shared understanding and appreciation of one another. If you want to experience art up close and personal, consider attending an art event in your community.
Art From the Streets is excited to share that their first gallery show of 2023 on March 4 was a great success! This gallery show shines a light on the Art From the Streets (AFTS) organization by allowing the public to view original artworks created by members of the AFTS family, all of whom are transient or at risk of becoming homeless. Participants in the City of Austin’s LEAPS program curated this art show.