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      Seeing The Light of Dawn Day - Art From The Streets celebrates success of Austin resident artist

      Dawn Day NAD Artist
      Art From The Streets celebrates the success story of our friend and Austin resident artist, Dawn Day. Because of your faithful support, AFTS emerged from the pandemic stronger than ever. Because you believed in us, we celebrated our 30th year with new talented artists, a growing staff, and exciting ideas for the future. Because of your compassion, our friend Dawn found community and no longer feels homeless. 

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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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