Profile of the Week: Art with a Heart
Art with a Heart is a Baltimore organization that has been working since 2000 to provide visual art programs to underserved children, youth, and adults. This summer marks the 8th year of Art with a Heart’s Summer Job Program which creates opportunities for youth to learn valuable job skills while making marketable art. The art students in the program create is available to purchase at HeARTwares and will be displayed at the August 2nd event Shop & Bop.
Art with a Heart continues to provide community based programming, recently holding art programs at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, McDonogh School, the Edgecombe Circle Elementary/Middle School, and Bristol House.
Art with a Heart’s HeARTwares is a retail store where the public can purchase items made through their different programs. The proceeds from the sale of art is shared by Art with a Heart and the artist or community partner. Additionally HeARTwares works in alignment with the Summer Job Program, providing real job experience, such as money handling and working with the public. HeARTwares is located at 623 W. 34th Street, and has an entrance at 3355 Keswick Road as well. HeARTwares is currently open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 12 to 6 pm, and Sunday from 12 to 5 pm.
Upcoming Art with a Heart events:
August 2nd, 2013: Shop & Bop: See and purchase artwork created by students in the Summer Job Program
August 2nd, 2013, 5:00-10:00pm : Partnership with The Gathering, support students and shop their artwork
**Would you like to be featured as our Profile of the Week? Go to artplusjustice.org and put yourself on the map!**