“Artistry Unhoused: Enlightenment from the Streets” presented by German American Bank

Lack of affordable housing is a key issue facing our community, causing an increase in homelessness. At Aurora, our mission is to “create solutions to prevent and strive to end homelessness in our community” and we work under the mantra that everyone has value.                          
Our intention with “Artistry Unhoused” is to build a wider understanding of people who are often overlooked, misunderstood or simply unwelcome through highlighting their creative contributions. These include all types of mediums, including but not limited to, paintings, photography, jewelry, music and more.                                                                                                                                                                                    
The purpose of this opening reception is to thank our partners, sponsors, and volunteers that will help make the subsequent exhibit happen, plus raise some money that we can put right back into our eight essential programs that fight homelessness and follows our vision “that the community will be stronger when every man, woman and child have a safe, decent, and sustainable place to call home”.
Doors open at 4:30 PM with the reception starting at 5:00 PM. This event will take place in the Ballroom at Sauced.        
There will be a slideshow preview of some of work, a behind the scenes look at the process of putting this all together and a few pieces that will go to the exhibit on display. There will also be light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar available.                                                                                                   
The subsequent exhibit will be at the Arts Council of SW Indiana from August 10-28, 2021 with a Closing Reception on August 28 for the artists, awards presentations in different categories, and musical entertainment.                                                                                                                     
ALL sales from the artwork will go 100% directly to the artist.                                                                                                                                                        
“Artistry Unhoused” is a collaboration with the Arts Council of SW Indiana, Ivy Tech Community College photography department and students, Patchwork Central, the Peace Zone, all our many homeless services partners that helped spread the word for our “call for artists” and most importantly, all the creatives and artists that are homeless or have recently experienced homelessness in the tri-state.
Single Opening Reception tickets are $25 a piece and smaller group sponsor packages are available.                                                                         

The events and the dates are as follows:

Opening Reception – July 31, 2021 at 5:00PM at The Ballroom at Sauced with entertainment, light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

Gallery Exhibit – August 10-28, 2021 at The Arts Council of SW Indiana

Closing Reception – August 28, 2021 at The Arts Council of SW Indiana with music, awards and a celebration of the artists

If you are an artist or photographer and you wish to participate in the event, volunteer in some capacity or just have general questions, please contact us at 812-901-1048 or email us at njochum@auroraevansville.org to learn more. 

If you are interested in being a sponsor of this event in a variety of ways and levels, please click on the “Sponsorship Information” button below.

Special thanks to our host and partners for this exhibit; The Arts Council of SW Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College.



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