HeARTwares is having an opening celebration on Saturday, December 4th from 3-6 pm! Click here for all the details, we hope you can make it out!
Art with a Heart brings its visual art programs to abused, neglected and abandoned children; homeless people; battered women and their children; pregnant adolescents; mentally and physically disabled adults; low-income senior citizens; elementary, middle, and high school students; youth in after-school programs; and children receiving long-term health care. HeARTwares is a service-learning venue for participants of Art with a Heart programs and is an evolved version of Art with a Heart's art-to-market and Summer Job program initiatives. Like those efforts, HeARTwares will use art as a vehicle to teach job skills. Participating youth and adults will work in the store and gain real-world experience in dealing with the public, handling money, and presenting a professional appearance and attitude.
During the weekend, HeARTwares will sell a wide variety of hand-made and one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry, house ware items, garden ornaments, and assorted gifts. The store will initially be open on weekends only, with extended hours anticipated to occur throughout the holiday season and around gift-giving holidays. The proceeds from the sale of the art are shared with the community partner.