The following three organizations; The Kawartha Art Gallery, A Place Called Home, and the United Way City of Kawartha Lakes – United Women, recently partnered to launch a special unhoused awareness community project.
The initiative is a mural art contest open to Trillium Lakelands District School Board Grade 11 and 12 students in the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County. Interested students are invited to tell a story through the media of visual art, depicting the following questions:
- How has housing and homelessness impacted you and your community?
- What does an inclusive, safe, connected, and sustainable community where all thrive look like?
- How does housing impact mental health and addictions?
- How does poverty impact housing?
- How does housing impact a community and what you think can be done?
The chosen artist will work with an artist mentor to plan, prepare, and paint the selected submission onto a wall within the A Place Called Home facility.
All submissions are due on Sunday, April 30.
For more information and specific project guidelines, visit the Kawartha Art Gallery website.