Thursday, August 29, 2013

Art Philanthropy - Laundromat Project

Art + Artists + Community = People-Powered Art

This project is especially good to me. I believe that art should be interactive. And what better way than to have people in the community come together and create things that will better their communities. This Laundromat project is based in New York City.  Their mission is to:


The Laundromat Project is a community-based non-profit arts organization committed to the well-being of people of color living on low incomes. Understanding that creativity is a central component of healthy human beings, vibrant neighborhoods, and thriving economies, we bring art programs to where our neighbors already are: the local laundromat. In this way, we aim to raise the quality of life in New York City for people whose incomes do not guarantee broad access to mainstream arts and cultural facilities.
Their long term goals are to create an art facility next to the coin operated laundromat and to continue to deepen their connection to the communities they plan to help. They also sell art of credited artists like Dred Scott to fund their vision. 


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