A COMMUNITY THRIVES FUNDRAISER
We are raising funds to create and publish a book highlighting both the creative output of our artists as well as the efficacy of art as a path for multiple vulnerable groups in Austin as well as other regions of the U.S. The book, currently titled: Through Our Eyes: Art From the Pandemic, would be part of a larger project including online exhibitions and hopefully a future traveling exhibition.
For the purposes of this set of projects, our membership concept is broad-based. It is that some of our artists are currently without homes; some have been without homes in an earlier time; some are not artistically trained, meeting the common definition of “outsider artists”; while some have received artistic training but haven’t been able to sustain self-support by any means, thus becoming social outriders. Artists within all of these categories—present or historical—are welcome within our tent!