COMMUNITY ARTS AND CULTURAL SUPPORT

The Studio 526 community arts and cultural support program is one of The People Concern's programs that is helping mitigate homelessness.  The program provides working studio spaces for people experiencing homelessness or living in poverty.  It helps creative individuals develop their artistic voices, become associated in a community with other artists and helps make creativity a restorative part of their lives.  The program encourages long-term participation and provides a safe haven for people with mental illness.  

 

  

YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT THE STUDIO 526 PROJECT 

When you visit the STUDIO 526 Gallery at the MAYERS | CONTEMPORARY art museum, you can help support this project and the participating artists by purchasing the art of your choice.  By double-clicking on the art on display in the gallery, you are able to specify the type of substrate material, size of the art, frame type and color or gallery wrapped (unframed), and the matting style and colors.     

 

80% of the profit from your purchase

is donated to The People Concern. 

 

STUDIO 526

Provides drawing, painting, and music studio sessions and hosts creative workshops that explore writing, photography, collaborative  shows and innovative participatory events. 

Believes creative self-expression is a core component of an individual's social health and  plays a central role in the recovery and  stability of many of its participants.  Mental health  professionals acknowledge that artistic expression can enhance the well-being of men and women living with mental illness and provides a bridge to other clinical and supportive services. 

Relies on private funding, donated art supplies, and volunteers to help keep its doors open.

 

93% of participants supported in The People Concern's permanent housing program

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