Binders Art Supplies and Frames Donating Art Supplies for Community Art-Making Activity
The Atlanta Fringe Festival has announced the return of the ever-popular Easter Art Hunt, where, like so many Easter eggs, pieces of art will be hidden and free to whoever finds them. This year's event, a partnership between the Atlanta Fringe Festival, the East Atlanta Community Association and East Atlanta Kids Club, will be an all-day family-friendly throwdown, featuring live music, food trucks, a children's egg hunt and Easter-themed crafts - all leading up to the Art Hunt at 1:00 p.m. The festivities, which are completely free and open to the public, will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 12, at Brownwood Park in East Atlanta. As in years past, the hidden artwork will come from local artists, with last year's hunt boasting pieces by local favorites Catlanta, Evereman, and R. Land.
This year Binders Art Supplies and Frames is generously donating art supplies for use in the afternoon's community art-making activity, in which canvases and supplies will be set up for people to collaborate and create art on the spot! The schedule of events is as follows:
10 a.m. Craft activities in Brownwood Recreation Center
11 a.m. EACA Easter Egg Hunt
12 p.m. Easter egg dying and other crafts commence in the pavilion, including a selfie photo booth, spoon race, and art-making activity. Live music begins (band TBA).
1 p.m. Art Hunt commences on north side of the park past the tennis court. May the odds be ever in your favor!
2-3 p.m. Raffle drawings and last chances for art projects
Last year's art hunt boasted hundreds of visitors combing the park for free art so attendees are encouraged to arrive early, dress comfortably and be ready to run, if necessary. Festival organizers will also giveaway prizes via random drawing, including a basket of Binders art supplies and passes to the 3rd annual Atlanta Fringe Festival, taking place June 5-8, 2014. So, there are plenty of opportunities to take home something awesome!
"We always have a blast doing the art hunt and bringing different Atlanta art communities together for an afternoon," explains AFF Executive Director Diana Brown. "Partnering with East Atlanta Community Association and the East Atlanta Kids Club is just icing on the cake! Since we dreamed up the Fringe Festival we've been looking for ways to get families and kids of all ages involved, and this is a great opportunity to show kids how much fun making and sharing art can be. You can get free art, make your own masterpiece, buy a popsicle from King of Pops and dance in a field to live music. Who doesn't love all of that?"
Keep up with the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/298154730337062/.
Earlier this month, the House of Representatives brought to the floor the FY’24 Interior appropriations bill with two floor amendments introduced by Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Scott Perry (PA-10) that would have eliminated all future funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Both amendments were soundly defeated in a bipartisan fashion with 100% support of Democrats and nearly 40% of Republicans voting against the amendments.
This victory is due, in no small part, to the hard work of arts advocates, like you, across the country. While more work needs to be done for the House to match the Senate's higher appropriations amount of $207 million each for the NEA and NEH for FY'24, this vote demonstrates the influence arts advocates have when united to support important federal arts and humanities programs.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, it is important to take a moment to thank the House Members who voted against these egregious amendments. These 292 House Members worked in a bipartisan fashion to protect arts funding and puts Congress on a path to match last year’s funding levels of $207 million each.
Please thank Members of Congress today who voted down these amendments on the House floor that would have eliminated NEA and NEH funding.
Be Informed - Know Your Facts - Speak Out to Support the Arts - Read the House & Senate Action on FY24 Appropriations - www.artsactionfund.org
This year at Creativation by Namta 2023 in Columbus, OH , Namta created an alliance with a local organization called Directions for Youth and Families (DFYF). Directions improves lives of individuals, families, and communities through counseling, education and support. What better way to do this than through the creative channel. Because of the generosity of several of Namta members, during Creativation by Namta in Columbus, OH a mural which expressed Directions mission was created by participants from the program. This mural will be displayed in Directions new facility. This was just the first endeavor for Namta to leave its' mark on the community where we came together to celebrate creativity. The collaborative project between Directions and Namta was the first of an on-going initiative for Namta to develop community partnerships in all future Creativation by Namta host cities.