One of the many inspirations leading to Everyone Village was the summer conversation series ArtRising! Charly Swing from ArtCity hosted six months ago on responding to our homelessness crisis through an artist lens.

Last night, Charly invited us to her studio for First Friday Art Walk to share our progress alongside the other artists celebrating the event.

Partner Thomas Holden from ReCyclized was there with his first art e-bikes. We will work with him at our Bike Barn on employment and learning opportunities for our villagers.

The ArtRising! conversations explored how other communities have utilized socially engaged art to address their most pressing social issues. The asset framed discussion gave a rich and solutions oriented approach to the discussions.

We look forward to working with Charly Swing and the visionaries within ArtCity on a wide variety of future project collaborations providing meaningful work for local artists and learning and earning opportunities for villagers.

We believe in the uniting force of art and the engagement of the creative spirit. Creativity is one of the five key values of the Village.

#belonging #creativity #integrity #bravery #realness

Please contact us to discuss partnership opportunities.

Published by Heather Sielicki

systems thinker

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