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Homeless Artist Recruitment

Homeless Artist recruitment graphic

Is your favorite The Contributor vendor an artist? Do you see the same homeless woman selling her art downtown every day? Throughout October, Poverty & the Arts will be recruiting homeless artists to join our next Adopt a Homeless Artist program which will run from November through March! We will have another Final Exhibition at the end of March.

Help connect those artists to our artist sponsorship program! Connect them to our website or have them meet us during our studio hours every Sunday from 11:30am to 2:30pm at Turnip Green Creative Reuse.



2014 gala photographs

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the Poverty & the Arts team 2014

We are so thankful for every single person that came out to support Poverty & the Arts and our artists. The photographs from our gala are officially on our Facebook page. Check them out now!


2014 Gala Photographs

The remaining artwork from the gala will be available for purchase online in October. Thank you!


Congratulations to our ARTISTS!

galaartOur artists earned over $700 collectively from their artwork at the gala this past Saturday! We are going to be setting up bank accounts with them tomorrow. We are excited to be a part of income generating opportunities for our artists!

If you did not get a chance to come to the gala, all of the artwork will be available to purchase online in October.

Thank you to every single person that helped make our 2014 gala a success!



24 hour saleSave $10 this Saturday by purchasing TWO tickets to our 2014 gala for $50.

One ticket includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, 2 drink tickets, a silent auction, entertainment from local jazz band The Bill Alexson Trio, and a chance to meet our artists and see + purchase their art.

Mingle with fellow arts lovers and community advocates, as well as Poverty & the Arts staff, board members, volunteers, and artists.



Poverty & the Arts 2014 Annual Gala


Poverty & the Arts 2014 Annual Gala

Poverty & the Arts hosts an annual gala to raise awareness of our mission, as well as donations for our programs and operational funding. The gala features artwork from the artists in our Adopt a Homeless Artist program. Come out for a night of fun in the vibrant Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, where you will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine (2 complimentary drink tickets), a silent auction, and entertainment from local jazz band, The Bill Alexson Trio! Mingle with fellow arts lovers and community advocates, as well as Poverty & the Arts staff, board members, volunteers, and artists. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s gala!


Date: September 20, 2014

Time: 6-8pm

Location: abrasiveMedia | 434 Houston St. Nashville, TN 37203

Ticket Prices: 

Early Bird $25
GA ticket price $30
GA at the door $35
Student/Artist Discount $15


Early bird tickets go on sale August 13th at 10am.

GA Admission begins August 20th at midnight.

We are also offering a student/artist discount that is available by using a .edu email address for students and abusiness email/website for artists/creatives.



Poverty & the Arts Intern Summer 2014

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Julia Namm is a rising senior at Northwestern University where she is on the Acting track in the Theatre program and double majors in Psychology. She is so excited to be spending her summer with Poverty & the Arts as a Northwestern fellow. Julia is a community outreach specialist helping theaters looking to further their civic engagement and philanthropic impacts. She spent the last two years working with Chicago theaters gaining insight into this specialty. She is delighted to have the opportunity to bring this knowledge to Nashville and specifically to Poverty & the Arts where she hopes to expand the Theatre branch of this organization.