In less than a month, we will have our first art show! We will showcase art made by two homeless guys, and give the general public an opportunity to purchases pieces of art.
We will showcase 40 pieces of art, and each of the pieces will have a personalized saying or phrase on them. Below is a picture of one of our guys working on a twin bed that one of our followers commissioned us to create out of old pallet wood. The Art Show will be on October 16 at 6:30pm! To learn more, you can visit the Facebook event page [HERE].
Love Beyond Walls will have its first “Dignity Art Show” to showcase pieces of art created by brothers who are homeless in the city of Atlanta!
Not only will the art be auctioned off, but will employ brothers who designed the pieces of art. We are looking to launch a program to aid brothers and sisters who desire dignity, responsibility, and work!
This past week was exceptional! Firstly, we have welcomed our first part-time staff member (Carlee Crawford). She will serve as the new admin for #lovebeyondwalls, and will aid us in organizational stuff.
Additionally, we finished our first commissioned bed (piece of art) and delivered it to one of our followers! Below are a few pictures of the bed being constructed, and the finished product.
S/O to @westridgechurch for having us this past Sunday, and talking about the bus during service! Excited about this! Thank you for allowing us to inform the West Ridge family of what we are doing in downtown Atlanta!
Yesterday, we found out that we won the idea competition at Plywood Presents! We got a chance to to pitch our idea in front of 800+ Plywood(ers) before five judges.
It was an amazing opportunity, and we cannot wait to get started with furthering our Mobile Makeovers project!
Below is a cool picture from the decision.
For the last year and a half, we have reached people from all walks of life! It has been an amazing journey, but recently God laid it upon our hearts to start working with guys transitioning out of homelessness in a different way! What way? I’m glad you asked. For the last two weeks, we have been showing guys how to take old reclaimed wood, and turn it into art – Dignity Art!
We have specifically worked with a guy named Bruce to build pieces of art, and allow our followers to make a bid toward those pieces (donating funds), and when the highest bidder wins, it creates an opportunity for us to compensate him for his work (employing him). Below are a few pieces that he has designed, and two of his latest pieces. If you would like to learn more, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you would like to have a phrase placed on wood, let us know!
S/O to Lynn Guo who tells our story to a China audience! Thanks for translating our work, and sharing what we are doing in another country! Check out her story below!
Check out this video! It highlights what Bruce has done with the art he has been making! He has made a piece for #dignityart that says, “Keep Moving Forward.” It you make a bid, we can employ him for a days worth of work. See how this is helping him fight homelessness.