Thursday, March 05, 2015

Why Art Saves Lives

"I think really for someone to find beauty anywhere, it means they find beauty in themselves"
During the summer of 2013, LAMP Community, a homeless shelter in Los Angeles, hosted a photography class and gave its members a little something called, "hope."
Lamp Arts Program is an arts studio and creativity center for the Skid Row neighborhood made possible by Lamp Community. Located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, the Arts Program offers people who are homeless, living in extreme poverty or with mental illness a safe and nurturing place for creative self-expression. The program also encourages long-term participation as artists develop their individual voices, display the artwork, inspire each other, build a healthy community together, and make creativity a continuous, restorative part of their lives.
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