Emergency Art Box
Emergency Art Boxes
Art helps us work through grief, loss and trauma. Art can help us process and express our thoughts, feelings and experiences, create meaning and to build connections. Emergency Arts boxes will be distributed to people devastated by the killing of George Floyd and impacted by the public health issue of racism in Minneapolis.
Want to Participate? Here's What You Can Do...
TWO WAYS TO GIVE: MAKE A BOX OR MAKE A DONATION
1. Make a Box
Find a Box or Shoebox
- Cardboard or plastic average sized shoebox
Pack Box with Art Supplies
- Pack new, packaged and unopened art supplies
- Pack your box(es) with intention and care. The experience of opening the box should communicate respect, creativity and solidarity.
- Art supplies can include any or all of the following:
- Colored pencils
- Manual pencil sharpener
- Blank construction paper
- Blank notebook
- Blank sketch pad
- Paints and brushes
- Watercolor set
- Air dry clay
Create Art or a Message and Place Inside Box
Draw, write, or create something with a message of hope, solidarity, and justice:
- Justice for George Floyd
- We stand with you
- We will not be silent
Drop Off Your Box at Homespun
We will be collecting Emergency Art Boxes anytime Homespun is open.
- Tuesday 11am - 4pm
- Wednesday 11am - 4pm
- Thursday 11am - 7pm
- Friday 11am - 7pm
- Saturday 11am - 7pm
- Sunday 11am - 4pm
- Your box will be transported from Homespun to Chicago Avenue and 38th Street for distribution to community members in need. Some boxes may also be brought to New Creation Baptist Church food shelf at 1414 E 48th St for distribution.
- Please practice all safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including social distancing, washing hands, and wearing masks. We take precaution for the health of all of our community members and are looking out for our most vulnerable community members when we take these simple precautions.
Emergency Art Boxes are a project of Emergency Arts in partnership with Homespun. Emergency Arts provides consulting and creative resources to communities in emergencies.