Everyone deserves to enjoy beautiful art regardless of income or zip code.
Florida photographer Sandra Canning is currently raising funds through GoFundMe for “The Neighborhood Beautification Project,” her mission to bring art into public spaces in low-income neighborhoods. A strong believer in making art available to everyone, Canning is looking into not only bringing her art in to the public spaces, but to also empower volunteer “art ambassadors” to get involved with art in their respective communities.
The purpose of the crowdfunding campaign is to pay the vendors who make the prints because I do not expect to recover expenses through sales. These are five feet wide museum quality giclee canvas prints and no expense is being spared. I am currently in one library, and if I make my fundraising goal I can find other venues in low income neighborhoods who would like to have artwork to brighten their spaces. If I exceed my goal, I will donate to as many venues as possible and expand the campaign to include other artists and photographers. Currently we need help with: (1) getting the word out to venues that they can request artwork, (2) achieving the crowdfunding campaign goal and (3) recruiting Art Ambassadors (people who can volunteer to help hang the art, check with the venue to be sure they are happy, etc.).
Here are some examples of Canning’s work.
photos by Sandra Canning