Art From the Streets

Art From the Streets provides a weekly opportunity for artistic expression and space for homeless men and women to explore the arts as a catalyst for healing and therapy.

Art From the Streets includes therapeutic art and photography classes, along with and a monthly art gallery open to the public.

With God’s help, our program offers those experiencing homelessness to express themselves and have access to art mentorship and supplies, while also presenting an opportunity to make a life transition out of homelessness.

Therapeutic Art

Drawing, painting, sculpture and the written word are all welcomed mediums during our weekly Therapeutic Art class. Professional artists and artists at heart lead men and women through thoughtful projects that offer respite from life’s challenges, with a focus on healing, reflection and of course, exercising creative energy.

Mondays
2pm-5pm

Men's Shelter
318 2nd Ave Extension South
Seattle, WA 98104

Therapeutic Photography

Class participants use donated cameras to study photography with expert volunteers. The focus of this activity is developing relationships with volunteers and case managers while exploring the city and capturing God’s fingerprints in all things. Participants receive a print out of their favorite image. Volunteer photographers provide portraits of participants to send to loved ones.

Thursdays
2pm-5pm

Men's Shelter
318 2nd Ave Extension South
Seattle, WA 98104

 

Monthly Art Gallery

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission puts on a monthly art gallery during the Pioneer Square Art Walk — on the first Thursday of the month from 5:30pm - 8pm.

All art displayed is created during the Monday afternoon program by homeless men and women, or by those currently staying at the Men’s Shelter.

First Thursday of every month
5:30pm-8pm 
Free event, open to the public

Spanish Chapel of the Men's Shelter
221 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104
Seattle, WA 98104

Do you have questions? Get in touch with John — jwalling@ugm.org or (206) 622-5177 x456.

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