Crazy Mountain Brewery has teamed up with an admirable organization here in Denver. This Friday, as part of the First Friday Art Walk, we will be hosting the lovely individuals of Art Restart. This organization has been growing since 2014 and we are beyond thrilled to show off some of their work in our taproom this coming Friday, November 2nd, starting at 4pm.
For a little further background and detail directly from the mouths of the women behind the project, Kierra Aiello explains what Art Restart is all about and how it came to be:
Art Restart is a social enterprise of The Gathering Place. We help Denver women experiencing poverty or homelessness earn money through the sale of their art.
As part of our mission to motivate and assist these individuals in becoming self-sufficient, Art Restart was launched in 2014 as a Social Enterprise to give these women an opportunity to express themselves artistically while working toward their own financial independence. Art Restart provides members with the support and supplies they need to create their own art. Select pieces are then turned into custom merchandise from which the artists receive a royalty on every purchase made.
The origins of our program began in holiday and greetings cards made by members of The Gathering Place. We are proud to have expanded our line into scarves, calendars, tote-bags, postcards and more. Depending on the product sold, artists receive between 5-50% royalties on every transaction. The remainder of the proceeds are reinvested back into TGP to help make the free services we provide to our members possible.
You can visit artrestart.org for more information
See you at Crazy Mountain this Friday!