Several months ago a good friend of mine told me about an art event in my home town called Pastels on 5th. On September 10th, about 2 weeks away, a lovely collection of local artists will get together and turn my town’s 5th street into a sidewalk gallery! Quite literally, actually. We will be using Arist’s Soft Pastels on the sidewalk cement all the way down the street.
And it’s all to benefit Alternatives to Violence to raise money for the Loveland safehouse. The safehouse will provide a refuge for women and children, crisis intervention, and counseling. It will be a secure place to stay for families to escape abuse, heal, and rebuild.
To raise money, businesses and organizations will purchase a sidewalk square and be partnered with a local artist. So far we’ve raised $10,000 and over 50 sponsors! There will be live music and food will also be provided by local bands and restaurants.
I have the honor of being partnered with Faith Church (my home church) to create art on 5th street! This mission is close to my heart and I can’t wait to participate and help raise money.
To read more about Alternatives to Violence and the Safehouse, please visit their website.
Or Check out the Pastel’s on 5th fanpage on Facebook!
I’ll be playing with the Artist’s Soft Pastels on my front walk this week, so I should have a sneek peek for you later!