West Side Pop Ups

In the 2016, Project Grant offered a series of free art workshops for the neighborhood youth out of the unused lot on the corner of Auburn and Grant. Over the course of the month of July, local youth stopped by to produce works of art on paper that included collage, painting, drawing, and print making. The workshops were taught by local artists, Amy Greenan and Tina Dillman. To view images from the workshops click here.

 

Old First Ward

In July 2016, Tina Dillman taught a two-week series of art workshops that included a history lesson on indigenous masks and mask making techniques. Each youth participant went home with their own mask that was composed of objects found from walks around the neighborhood, and crafts items from the center. To view images from this project click here.

 

Locust Street Art Center

Project Grant co-organized the first year of The Fruit Belt Community Arts Festival that took place on Saturday, August 6, at Locust Street Art Center. Local organizations, The Foundry, Locust Street, and Western New York Book Arts Center participated with interactive art projects, games, live music and a potluck. For the two weeks leading up to the festival, Project Grant hired Brooklyn based artist Vanessa Albury, to teach a series of cyanotype workshops with the local teens. Their final works put on display at the festival. To view images from the festival and workshops click here.