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 got a chance to make it well over 300 makeovers! We had a young barber named Brittney come and volunteer her services to provide makeovers on the spot in Clayton County.
We met so many wonderful people while out serving! One man named JC was so gracious and encouraging… His words were very touching as he talked and shared his gratitude about life… He sat in the barber’s chair and talked about how God was taking care of him through those that served (in the midst of his hard times).
No. He wasn’t implying that he was a dependent person…
He was simply saying “even when I do not have anything, God finds a way to meet my needs…I couldn’t make it to church but the church came to me…”
He asked us to snap his before and after picture and share it with people to let folks know that he is a human being (although homeless), and he is grateful for those who give their time to uplift those who are oppressed and forgotten. After meeting JC, we connected him to further resources. Below are his pictures!
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.