Home is where the ART is… Sept. 4-9
Just another great reason to indulge your inner art collector! Do you love to fill your home with original art? Love to know that the artist is someone sharing your community? It’s even better when you know that your love of art can have a lasting benefit on your neighbors. Come see it, love it, keep it, and help us make a difference within our community!
Slate is happy to announce that we will be partnering with Urban Ministries the week of September 4-9th to host an art exhibition featuring the work of several of the neighbors involved in their Artworks 945 program. The exhibition will include a variety of original art, with all sales benefiting the artists themselves and the Artworks945 program. In addition, Slate will be donating its proceeds from sales of all of our artists’ pieces sold that week directly to Urban Ministries. Following the exhibition at Slate will be the annual art show and auction at the Urban Ministries Center on September 15th.
This is our community. These are our neighbors. This is where art takes heart. If ever there was a brilliant reason to happily indulge your appetite for beauty, this is it. Help us make a difference, one paintbrush at a time.
The ArtWorks 945 program is built on a belief that the transformative power of art can be a vehicle for engaging and moving our neighbors towards attaining permanent housing. Through various media we seek to restore voices and vitality to those who have so often been silenced and stifled.
ArtWorks 945 operates a functioning gallery and studio space where neighbors and volunteers participate in 150 classes a year. These classes teach life skills through painting, drawing, print making, photography, crafts, and creative writing. In addition to classes, ArtWorks 945 offers 40 hours of open studio time each month.
Outreach to our neighbors is enhanced by connections and partnerships with the greater Charlotte community. Through offsite exhibits and events, ArtWorks is able to showcase the inherent talents of every individual, while inspiring conversation around the larger issue of homelessness.