Finding Strength in A Community: Interview with AFTS Artist

Finding Strength in A Community: Interview with AFTS Artist

August 14, 2020

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

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

July 17, 2020

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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The Backbone of Art From The Streets - Volunteer Series II

The Backbone of Art From The Streets - Volunteer Series II

June 30, 2020

“I cannot change what has happened in the lives of the people with whom we work, but I can participate in providing an opportunity for people that are part of the homeless population to create art and nurture something that brings them joy and a sense of dignity and creativity.”  

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The Backbone of Art From The Streets - Volunteer Series I

The Backbone of Art From The Streets - Volunteer Series I

May 31, 2020

“I started volunteering with AFTS washing brushes, cleaning tables, setting up art shows, & engaging in this underserved community. I am inspired every day to support these artists in their pursuit of creativeness, peace, and community.” - Kelley Worden

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