July 2014
In This Issue:

Shop & Bop sjp
Join us this Friday, August 1st from 5:00-10:00 pm for Shop & Bop at the Castle at Keswick (3355 Keswick Road). Shop & Bop celebrates the Summer Job Program students and showcases their artistic creations. Additionally, this event will be complimented by The Gathering, Baltimore's best street food festival, featuring food trucks and live music. 

Home is Where the HeART is - October 11, 2014 fundraiser


Save the date for the best event of the year! 


Join us on Saturday, October 11th from 7:00-10:30 pm for Home is Where the HeART is, Art with a Heart's annual fundraiser. For more information on sponsorship opportunities and auction donations, click the links below.


Sponsor Levels and Commitment Form

Auction Donation Form

Exploring the Sea at Creative Kids sea

Elementary-age students in Art with a Heart's program at Creative Kids Community Center learned about the ocean and sea exploration. Students then created beautiful, mixed-media collages.

Keep Hope, Let's Vote! vote

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, students in Elev8 Baltimore's Freedom School Summer Program at Collington Square Elementary/Middle SchoolThe Commodore John Rodgers School, and Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School worked with Art with a Heart to learn about the importance of voting. Students were engaged in hands-on art activities, using various art forms and media. Lessons included social action portraits, voting posters and pamphlets, and collaborative slogan signage.

Reflection at Paul's Place pp
Middle school students in Art with a Heart's class at Paul's Place engaged in self-reflection activities and then created collages inspired by their personal vision.

Service Groups were Aplenty in July! service

During July, Art with a Heart engaged more than 250 individuals in public art and community service projects. Thank you to all the volunteers from The Daily Record, Kramon & Graham PA, the Baltimore HIV/AIDS Scholars Program, Chizuk Amuno's Gemilut Hasadim, UMBC's Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Camp Donegal Service and Leadership Team (SALT), and Georgetown University's Film and Media Studies Department

Going Above and Beyond casey

A special thank you to the Annie E. Casey Foundation for their enthusiasm and support in creating a mosaic mural to be installed in Henderson-Hopkins, a new K-8 community school and early childhood center serving East Baltimore. We are grateful for their volunteer time and energy on not one, but three occasions when they worked with Art with a Heart staff and students to complete this beautiful art piece. Stay tuned for pictures of the installed mosaic.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation staff members worked with Art with a Heart on the new Henderson-Hopkins mosaic mural.
Re-rooted and on the Move Again! tree

Throughout the next three months, the "Ashkemore" tree, a sculptural tree commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership, will be planted at The Associated. The tree looks stunning in the main lobby of its new location. All of us at Art with a Heart are thinking of our friends in Ashkelon, Israel. 
artBEAT Rocked! artbeat

Thank you to those who attended artBEAT: Art with a Heart's Fifth Annual Staff Art Show. Art with a Heart supporters and community members admired the artwork created by Art with a Heart's gifted teachers, assistants, and volunteers, and enjoyed food trucks and live music. A special thank you to all of the Art with a Heart staff for their hard work and commitment to Art with a Heart's mission of enhancing the lives of people in need through visual art.

Pictures courtesy of Alton Knight Photography.
AmazonSmile amazon

Support Art with a Heart every time you shop at Amazon.com! Designate Art with a Heart, Inc. as your chosen charity by visiting smile.amazon.com and 5% of eligible purchases will be donated to Art with a Heart. 


For more information about AmazonSmile, click here
Featured Items heartwares

Painted children's table and chairs, recycled mosaic frying pans, painted stools, and decoupaged hand mirrors are a few of the many art pieces for sale at HeARTwares.

All items shown above were created by students in Art with a Heart's Summer Job Program at Rose Street Community Center, TurnAround, Inc., and YES Drop In Center.
HeARTwares is open Monday-Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 12 pm to 6 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. And, don't forget about Shop & Bop this Friday, August 1st from 5:00-10:00 pm!
Workshops to Return in the Fall workshops

Mark your calendars for the return of Art with a Heart's Creative Day Out workshop series held the third Saturday of each month, from 2:00-5:00 pm at HeARTwares. The cost is only $40 per person, and includes instruction, supplies, and lite fare. No experience necessary!

Fall workshops include:
Registration will begin in August.

Art with a Heart conducts approximately 7,500 visual art classes each year with abused, neglected, and abandoned children; homeless people; battered women and their children; mentally and physically disabled children and adults; low-income senior citizens; elementary, middle, and high school students; youth in after-school programs; and children receiving long-term health care.
Since 2000, Art with a Heart has provided Baltimore's underserved children, youth, and adults with access to positive and productive programming, caring and nurturing adults on a consistent basis, and the chance to embrace new ideas and skills in a safe and structured environment. 
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