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      AFTS In The News: Art in unexpected places

      AFTS In The News: Art in unexpected places
      "Seriousness of purpose is the common denominator of programs for the blind, the disabled, and the homeless. Jefferson Bright at Art From the Streets said his art routine is key to his two years of sobriety: He comes to “socialize, not hibernate.” Bright recalled turning down a friend’s invitation to a barbecue—that night his friend killed himself. People with particular hardships might fall into dark thoughts, or they might paint luminous landscapes, as Bright does: “They aren’t places I’ve been. They’re in my imagination.”

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      How to develop your own style as an artist

      How to develop your own style as an artist
      When you browse the Art From the Streets artists prints you quickly notice that each of our artists has their own unique style. It could be reflected in the way they paint, the colors they choose or the subjects of their paintings. As an artist how did they develop their unique style?

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      How Austin businesses can help end homelessness

      How Austin businesses can help end homelessness
      A problem as complex as homelessness is going to take everyone getting involved to end the crisis and get people off the streets permanently. There are many ways that local businesses can help end the homeless crisis in Austin. It could be as simple as donating to a homeless driven non-profit, volunteering or feeding one person.

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      What Are the most Common Causes of Homelessness?

      What Are the most Common Causes of Homelessness?
      While everyones situation is unique there are commonalities in the causes of homelessness. These include lack of affordable housing, domestic abuse, unemployment, low wages and health issues.

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      What to Do if You Are Facing Homelessness

      What to Do if You Are Facing Homelessness
      According to CareerBuilder, nearly 80% of the US population lives paycheck to paycheck. Meaning the majority of the country is one missed paycheck away from transitional homelessness. All this to say, you are not alone in your situation.

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