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Dear <<First Name>>


“I am happy you are here”, stated ArtVan Youth.  Filling all twelve tarps, ArtVan Youth have been showing up to make art through wind, flurries, and frozen paintbrushes. Their determination to create and socialize especially in these wild times fuels the drive of ArtVan’s experienced Art Therapists who bring art materials and heartened support through a COVID-adapted model.

 

With winter quickly approaching and community centers closed, the ArtVan team is gearing up to distribute hundreds of ArtBags to our core neighborhoods and offering creative, therapeutic online content.
 

Help Us Gather Art Supplies

Colorful Greeting Card Envelopes
Paper Towel & Toilet Paper Rolls
Heavyweight Paper Plates
Lunch Paper Bags
Scrapbook Paper
Popsicle Sticks

For local pick-up or drop-off, email shannon@artvanprogram.org.

Over the past ten years, ArtVan has grown to understand each core neighborhood’s personality, norms, and presenting issues related to domestic abuse, overcrowded apartments, trauma, and general life stressors. COVID-19 has tested each Youth and family differently, and we are determined to remain a consistent, reliable presence throughout uncertainty.
 

 
ArtBags are more than art supplies
 
ArtVan offers affordable, year-round, weekly access to professional therapists. Each ArtBag is specifically designed with our core neighborhood Youth in mind and is guided by a theme that allows each Youth to explore and make sense of the world around them. The art-making process provides a tangible means to transform ideas, feelings, and stories.

 
December's ArtBag Theme is Giving
 
Join the ArtVan community each month as we reflect, create, and share our process and artwork together. Tag us on social media or email project photos to info@artvanprogram.org.
 
What gifts do you give to the world (smiles, friendship, creativity)?
What gifts do you give to yourself (laughter, patience, kindness)?
What gifts are you most grateful for?
More Ways to Support ArtVan
  • Contribute to ArtBags. $10 sponsors an ArtBag for a Youth
  • Donate art supplies for each month's ArtBags and projects
  • Shop Amazon? Select ArtVan as your charity on AmazonSmile
  • Host a Facebook Fundraiser for ArtVan
  • Share ArtVan with your friends and family
  • Are you an artist who'd like to donate a % of sales to ArtVan? Contact shannon@artvanprogram.org to collaborate.
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10 State Road, PMB 272
Bath, ME 04530
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