Homelessness is an epidemic.
In the decade since the onset of the Great Recession, more people have lost their jobs, health benefits, and homes. According to End Homelessness, more than half a million people across the United States do not have homes due to a rise in poverty, and the inflation of housing as well as living expenses.
The organization, HomeFront, has taken a step to address and raise awareness about this rampant issue that has devastated those stricken with poverty, through their annual Benefit and art fair, ArtJam. Together, at ArtJam, HomeFront and participating artists use their creative talent to provide shelter, resources, and supplies to the homeless. Being a fundraiser for ArtSpace, a remedial program that gives inspiration and direction to those in need by offering support and a means of encouragement.
What can you expect from ArtJam? It is a special pop-up gallery with work ranging from glass, jewelry, painting, pottery, and hand-sewn items. The event has a diverse selection of original and exciting work for sale all for a great cause. While you browse, there will also be live music and performances from local musicians, as well as a meet-and-greet, in which attendees can hang out with the artists.
InLiquid Artist, Juli Snyder, is one of the participating artists. The founder of Black Arrow Arts, Juli is both a painter and an entrepreneur who also works to make a difference by donating to local animal rescues and charities.
Happening on Friday, April 13th, from 5-9pm, be sure not to miss out on the 9th annual ArtJam opening reception and art party!