Each of the unique pieces in our studio was created in the ArtWorks 945 program by Charlotte neighbors who are homeless or have experienced homelessness. The ArtWorks 945 program is based in the belief that making art together builds mutually transformative relationships that provide opportunities to work toward permanent housing and strengthen our community. The studio is open 40 hours per month offering space, supplies, and support to program participants and volunteers as they connect with each other to explore creative expression. When a piece is purchased, 50% of the purchase goes to the artist and 50% is returned to the studio to buy more supplies.
You can support ArtWorks 945:
Blick Wishlist – either purchase directly, or pick up items from other stores
Our urban community garden has three objectives: to engage our homeless neighbors, to engage the community and to grow fresh food. With nearly 3,000 square feet of organic gardening space, we produce quite an abundance of produce year round, all of which are shared with our neighbors and Soup Kitchen, and Friendship Trays.
We welcome groups and individual volunteers to help us grow. We garden year round, adapting to the season by planting, weeding, watering or harvesting.