POVERTY & THE ARTS hosts community arts days every year in November and March in partnership with Room in the Inn. This is a unique opportunity for volunteers to create and build meaningful relationships with people who are or have experienced homelessness.

The following creative forms are used as a way to encourage community:CommunityArtsDayLogo


The goal of every community arts day is to give the Nashville community a chance to see and experience the passion and creative talents of our homeless community. Community Arts Days are designed to facilitate conversations and relationships through participation in the arts, with the hope of dismantling some of the stereotypes surrounding homelessness. We feel this creates better advocates, as well as more compassionate community members. Not only is our community enriched by these experiences, but this opportunity offers our homeless participants the chance to build real relationships that are critical in breaking the cycle of homelessness.

We’ve been hosting community arts days with Room in the Inn since before we were even an official 501(c)3 nonprofit! Check out photos from past events! Fall 2011 | Spring 2012 | Fall 2012Fall 2013 | Spring 2014 | Fall 2014 | Spring 2015

Our 2015 Fall Community Arts Day is November 14!

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“Community Arts days with Poverty & the Arts have been unlike anything I have ever experienced….getting to create with them is something different entirely..Poverty & the Arts changes lives and communities because it creates unity, friendships, and family. ” –Kellie Besch, PovA volunteer