Give Art a Home Fundraiser 2020
28th Annual Show and Sale
Every year we gather all of our resources to put on our amazing Annual Show and Sale.   We gather around 2,000 pieces of artwork to be sold. Over the next few months, we rent space, booth fencing, prep supplies, arrange for mounting, help artists price their amazing pieces, promote and organize the show, plus stage the work at the Austin Convention Center. Each artist is hoping someone will enjoy viewing their years worth of artwork, connect on a personal-human level, and purchase their art. During this show, 95% of the sales price of each work goes directly to the artist during this weekend.  We need your help to create this event for our artists and their work to shine!
Artists Enrichment Tours
In 2019 we offered tours with 6 local Austin galleries for our artists and volunteers. During the tours, the artists were engaged with a gallery docent or exhibiting artist plus creation time. AFTS provided a modest lunch for those who attended. These “field trips” are inspiring for everyone!  This year we want to offer the tours with local galleries every month, include a bus service for our artists and broaden our lunch options.  Help us expand this creative and uplifting enrichment for our artists!
AFTS Mural Program
Last year AFTS was excited to launch our mural program. Local businesses have expressed interest in working with our artists to create lasting artwork on their walls and exterior surfaces. This program will provide our artists with an additional revenue source as well as bring our program and artists into the wider Austin community in a new and exciting way. With your support we will be able to purchase paints and supplies to continue the mural program. Will you support this new venture for AFTS?
Support AFTS Open Studio for a Week
We have a free and open art studio 4 days a week for people experiencing homelessness. This is two hours of pure creation time. Each artist is able to use high quality papers and supplies. We provide acrylic paints, charcoal pencils, water color paints, color and drawing pencils. Also included are paint brushes, cold press papers, erasers, sharpie pens and cleaning supplies. Something for everyone to create their masterpiece. Help AFTS continue to offer these critical supplies for the artists participating in our program.