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      Color: A Valuable Element of Art

      Austin Art Shows

      Austin Art Shows - When the elements of art are discussed, most people’s first thought is of color. This is because color plays an important role in our lives; it helps us convey information, influence or create certain moods, and affect our choices and decisions. In art, color is often considered before other artistic elements because it impacts aesthetics so directly and immediately.

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      3 Austin Art Exhibits to Experience Now

      Austin Art Exhibits

      Austin Art Exhibits - Austin is a magnet for creatives, drawing a mix of artists to make their artistic home in the city. With a thriving arts scene, Austin is a creative epicenter that is home to multiple galleries, museums, and other art spaces. This allows Austinites and visitors to the city to find art events and exhibits any time year-round. Read on to learn more about three Austin art exhibits to experience right now.

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      PART II - Art Kits: Impacting Austin Homeless & At-Risk One Paint Brush At A Time

      Art That Matters
      Within days of the first round of Art Kits being mailed to our artists, we received many positive reports. The response was so outstanding, after two months of creation - our artists turned in their sketchbooks to be auctioned off at our August “Summer of AFTS” online art show. Here are some of the pieces created:

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      Finding Strength in A Community: Interview with AFTS Artist

      Community Art

      Crystal has been coming to AFTS Open Studio for more than 5 years and tries to attend once a week “so that I feel like I’m doing something - life’s not just passing me by. I have something to look forward to.

      “Life can draw you away from your real talent, and AFTS helped me rediscover an old talent. [AFTS] gave me the opportunity to rekindle that talent.”

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      “Through My Eyes” - Art Kits: Impacting Austin's Homeless & At-Risk One Paint Brush At A Time

      Healing Arts

      During these times of lock down, social distancing and increasingly less human connection, we are determined to bring our artists and others experiencing homelessness an opportunity for self-expression and creative relief to combat the increasing risk of depression and isolation. 

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