ART FOR THE PEOPLE is a non-profit organization bringing art education, art projects and art events to communities with little access to the arts. It serves people with few other opportunities for self-expression and provides support and encouragement for their creative explorations.
AFTP aims to match a caring group of artists, who are also experienced teachers, with people who are deprived of the life-enhancing benefits that come with making art. We bring activities to:
- Children in family homeless shelters and children at festivals
- Teens at risk or developmentally disabled
- Adult shelters
- Men, women and their families in correctional programs
We have also organized and executed community-created mosaic murals in the Takoma Park area.