For most people rain is a blessing or at the most a minor nuisance. But for the homeless population rain presents a huge obstacle and health threat. When you are homeless your life because a constant state of survival mode and water everywhere makes things much harder.
As I rode the elevator down to the basement of the St. David’s Episcopal Church, my mind buzzed with excitement. It was my first day at the Open Studio as an Arts from the Streets intern.
With concern for the public health and practice of social distancing, much of the content online has gotten rather stressful. In these trying times, to spread some positivity, we want to highlight the people who are the backbone of the Art From the Streets organization: the volunteers.
With the coronavirus pandemic everyone is living in an uncertain time. Art can be a great outlet in a scary time. There are many ways creating art can be a great stress relief. Whatever the reason you are creating art it can help ease your mind.
Homelessness is a draining existence. Daily life becomes much harder and the future at times can seem very bleak. Art gives Austin homeless residents a way to feel human again. It allows for self-expression and the ability to be seen not as a homeless individual but as a talented artist.