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GOOD VIBES ONLY: Elizabeth Sutton Collection x Art Start

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On October 19th, visual artist Elizabeth Sutton of the Elizabeth Sutton Collection and Art Start, the award-winning, nationally recognized charity, are teaming up to make a difference for New York City kids in need.

Using the creative arts to transform young, at-risk lives - kids living in city shelters, on the streets, involved in court cases, or surviving with parents in crisis - Art Start’s workshops take place inside some of the city’s loneliest places, where at-risk youth collaborate with local teaching artists and educators who donate their time and guidance to nurture the youth’s creativity and talents.

Recently, Elizabeth Sutton created an original artwork for millennial New York City Mayoral candidate, Mike Tolkin, which will be used for campaign merchandise with all proceeds donated to Art Start. The original artwork will be on display and up for auction at GOOD VIBES ONLY, along with an additional selection of Elizabeth Sutton Collection. Sutton’s charitable background began with her grandfather’s influence as a renowned figure in the Orthodox Jewish community, and extends to her present relationships with homeless, at-risk mentees who she has worked with for the past several years.

We hope you’ll save the date and join us for this very special event on Thursday, October 19th in New York City. Silent Auction, performances, cocktails and more.... For additional info, email ESCxArtStart@gmail.com!

Visit www.Art-Start.org & www.ElizabethSuttonCollection.com/art-is-a-life-saver/


MORE ABOUT ART START:

Art Start carries out its mission through three pillars of invaluable programming – Homeless Youth Outreach, Youth Offender Outreach and the Emerging Artists Program – and has garnered praise from change makers around the world, from Oprah Winfrey to Bill Clinton. Here are the facts:

- Art Start began in 1991 when a handful of artists got together with children in NYC homeless shelters to connect through art, and has grown into a moment which brings the creative process to over 23,000 youth via over 11,700 volunteer teaching artists.

- Art Start’s Homeless Youth Outreach Program, offers creative art workshops to youth ages 5 to 21­ years ­old, five nights a week within family homeless shelters.

- Art Start youths receive an estimated 500 hours of creative art workshops during their stay in a shelter, which currently averages 451 days in NYC.

- Art Start's Emerging Artist Program provides life changing opportunities for creative NYC teenagers ages 13 to 21 who have histories of homelessness and court involvement. Upon completion of the program, participants show marked improvement in work readiness, leadership, future orientation, and life skills necessary to pursue and sustain ongoing education and employment opportunities.

- Through partnerships with New York City alternative sentencing programs and youth detention centers, Art Start’s Youth Offender Outreach Program provides performing and visual arts workshops to youth with open court cases. During this crucial window of time, participants are supported in re­directing their energy toward positive goals.


MORE ABOUT ELIZABETH SUTTON:

When I first began college I became exposed to a world I had been sheltered from my whole life. Living in Union Square and walking through the streets of NYC each day, I became exceedingly aware of all that I had been taking for granted; from waking up with a roof over my head, to coming home to food on the table. Growing up with such a strong foundation as a child from a loving and supportive family in an affluent community, the thought of homelessness was not something that ever permeated my thoughts.

One day, sitting on the subway, a teenager walked on with ripped pants, a stained shirt, and holes in his shoes. This individual had so much confidence from the moment he stepped onto the subway. He started to perform and solicit money to make it through the day. Immediately, I reached into my pocket, pulled out some cash and my business card and told him keep hustling. That was the day I knew I wanted to affect change with my work and team up with Art Start.

Seeing the difference a few dollars can make in someone’s life really touched my heart and opened my eyes to the fortunate life I’ve always had, something for which I am eternally grateful. Living in New York, it is a daily occurrence in which you encounter individuals of all ages, from teens to elderly to entire families, living on the streets, their days and livelihoods solely dependent on the generosity of others. Imagine having to rely on the generosity of strangers, many of who don’t even look up from their cell phones, as these helpless individuals implore for some spare change just to get by.

These individuals have so much talent that goes unseen. Having to hope that their artistry earns them enough dollars to buy their next meal, that's the kind of HUSTLE I appreciate. Together with Art Start I hope to support and make a difference in each of their lives.

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