Studio & Gallery Grand Opening!

 Join us on August 1st for our official studio and gallery opening! Our new space is located in the upcoming arts district Wedgewood-Houston which gives us an official spot on the Wedgewood-Houston Art Crawl map. The opening will take place during the First Saturday Wedgewood-Houston Art Crawl from 6-9PM. Our studio & gallery address is 1114 3rd…

Ending Year One

June 30, 2015 marks the very LAST day of our first official fiscal year! We have experienced tremendous growth and are thankful to work alongside such talented and passionate people in Nashville’s arts and homeless communities. Check out this reflection by our Executive Director about our first year as a nonprofit. Stay tuned – we have…

Gardening Volunteers Needed!

Poverty & the Arts is planting a garden at our studio! We are looking for gardening volunteers to help us start and maintain the PovA garden. Our artists are all looking forward to gaining a variety of gardening skills, so we encourage volunteers to already possess gardening skills before signing up. Our studio address is…

THRIVE Creative Coffee House Night

Creative Coffee House Night Connecting Communities Through Creativity and Coffee An evening of creative performances by homeless and formerly homeless artists. Poverty & the Arts is hosting a creative coffee house night of performances and collaborative art at ZolliKoffee on Sunday, May 31 from 7-9pm. This event will include performances by PovA artists and The…

#PovA Studio

      Poverty & the Arts is excited to launch our fundraising campaign to rent our own studio for our homeless artists! The growth and development of our organization and our artists would benefit greatly from our own space. Perks start at $25 and donations of any amount will receive a hand-drawn thank you…

Big Payback PovA Art Crawl

On May 5th, Poverty & the Arts is hosting a city-wide art crawl during The Big Payback in partnership with local retail stores, coffee shops, and restaurants around Nashville, Franklin, and Murfreesboro. This event will feature works of art by our homeless and formerly homeless artists, as well as help us raise much-needed funds and bring awareness to critical…

Teach an Art Workshop

Poverty & the Arts is looking for volunteers to teach monthly art workshops to our artists at our hosting partnership studio Turnip Green Creative Reuse during our studio hours: Sunday 11:30am-2:30pm. Our artists ask us all the time about bringing in local artists and art students to help them advance their skills and techniques. Our artists have a…

Seeking Exhibition Volunteers

Poverty & the Arts is seeking volunteers to help develop exhibition opportunities for our artists. We hope to have -at least- one exhibition each month for our artists to participant in.  These could be at local galleries, coffee shops and restaurants, university galleries, and more.     Volunteer Description Each volunteer (or group of volunteers) will be…