Make art free!

I want to share a new community art project I am working on in collaboration with my artist friend Lisa Rasmussen.  Yesterday we announced our newest art adventure, Take 5:  Art Break Day!  Check out our website for more information:

Here is the annoucement we published yesterday.

Support Our Newest Project – Take 5: Art Break Day!
“The time has come to give everyone in our community an opportunity to know and experience creativity as our most powerful human capacity.” ~William Cleveland
Take 5: ARTbreak Day 2011
Visualize walking into the center of a city and seeing a group of random strangers sitting around a table chatting, laughing, sharing, and getting to know one another through the act of making art together.

On Take 5:  Art Break Day folks will literally be taking an art break; taking a breather from the ordinary course of their day to MAKE ART FOR FREE!
The first official Take 5: ARTbreak Day will be on September 2nd, 2011.  This community ARTreach event will take course during the work day, in the cities of San FranciscoSan Rafael, Richmond, Berkeley, and Oakland.   In the “heart” of each city a canopy with the words “Take an Art Break” will house tables, filled to the brim with an array of art supplies!   Passersby will be greeted and invited to have a seat and to take an art break.

Over the next four months we need to raise $50,000.
That is $12,500 per month.
and $417.00 per day.

That is equal to 117 Venti lattes at Starbucks per day or one iPhone per day.

How can you Help?


  1. Donate, donate, donate Click HERE to donate now! Your tax-deductible donation provides crucial support for this projec. Every single donation no matter how small or large is indispensable and intrinsic in helping us create a successful Take Five: Take an ARTbreak Day!
  2. Spread the Word! E-mail this post to your friends, post it on your Blog, on Facebook and Twitter.
  3. Help us find Sponsorship! Email us if you know someone who might be interested in sponsoring Take 5:  Art Break Day. (our email:  artismoving[at!]gmail[dot!]com)
  4. Become part of our ARTmentor Team. We are looking for 8 ARTmentors to help us prior, during, and after the event with several different tasks.  Check out the website for more info.
  5. Volunteer. We have over thirty volunteer positions available.
  6. Have fun with us in September! Put September 2, 2011 on your calendar NOW so you don’t forget to come out and TAKE AN ART BREAK for free!
We hope you will join us in making Take 5: Art Break Day a stellar success!!

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