The Uncovered Artistry Project: An Art Show to End Abuse

by Shannon

I have recently been asked to share information with you about: The Uncovered Artistry Project. Check out their links and their kickstarter campaign!

The Uncovered Artistry Project: An Art Show to End Abuse

A collaboration between student artists and survivors of domestic abuse. Through the power of art, we can break the cycle of abuse.

Two years ago, our proposal to fund a nonprofit that used the power of art and entrepreneurship to break the cycle of domestic abuse was awarded the Projects for Peace grant. And the Uncovered Artistry Project, a nonprofit online boutique that sells the artisan work of domestic and sexual abuse survivors, was born.

To celebrate our two year anniversary and the twelve artisans who have joined us along the way, we decided to host an art show. The show will display artwork by domestic and sexual abuse survivors as well as local students.

We need to raise $2,000 in order to make this event a reality. Visit our Kickstarter (and consider pledging!) here: http://kck.st/GHIoMw

About the Founders

We are sisters and business partners. Women’s issues, particularly the issue of domestic and sexual abuse, are of extreme importance to us. We strongly believe that business can be used to cure social ills. When we started a small jewelry shop on Etsy.com, we experienced firsthand the empowerment that comes along with owning a business. As creative people (Sarah is a fine artist specializing in mixed media, Angie is a creative writer), we know how art can be healing. We founded the Uncovered Artistry Project as sophomores at Lake Forest College when we were awarded the Projects for Peace grant. We’ve not looked back since.

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