DrawBridge Celebrates Creativity in Our Communities

Posted on Sep 7, 2022 in News, News & Events | No Comments
DrawBridge Celebrates Creativity in Our Communities

As summer comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude to each of you for helping us connect children with creativity and community. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and partners, children across the Bay Area enjoyed access to free art experiences all summer long through the new program, DrawBridge Summer Art Adventures.

The summer also included exciting new collaborations with community artists, the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department that allowed us to serve hundreds of additional children and families in the community.

None of this would be possible without your support. We hope you enjoy just a few highlights of what we have been able to accomplish together this summer.

Summer Art Adventures

Led by DrawBridge facilitators and local artists, Summer Art Adventures offered children ages five and up the chance to explore themes of art, nature, and community in their neighborhoods and beyond.

At Compass Clara House in San Francisco, children created a community garden bench incorporating delightful paintings of plants and animals to enhance their outdoor community space.

Inspired by the wide variety of native species found in the Bay Area, children at the Albert J. Boro Community Center in San Rafael worked together on a community mural that included paintings of local animals, birds, and insects. The mural is currently on display at the community center for all to enjoy!

DrawBridge in the Community

DrawBridge celebrates creativity in the San Francisco Bay Area community

L-R: Child designs a bubble wand prior to movie screenings in Alameda; Families create collages at Marin MOCA; Volunteers welcome families at Starlight Movies in the Park

In addition to facilitating art groups and hosting DrawBridge Summer Art Adventures, DrawBridge offered free arts activities for children and families with a number of new Bay Area community partners.

In August, DrawBridge led art activities as part of the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art’s free Family Day. Families created collages inspired by the museum’s exhibition, Jean Connor: Inner Garden, as well as works from its permanent collection.

DrawBridge also partnered with the City of Alameda’s Recreation and Parks Department as part of the Starlight Movies in the Park series. DrawBridge staff and volunteers hosted free, family-friendly art activities before outdoor screenings of each film.

The final installment of the series is Sing 2 at Leydecker Park on Friday, September 16. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. with family games and art activities presented by DrawBridge. Learn more at drawbridge.org/community-events.

Is there an upcoming community event that would benefit from free, DrawBridge-hosted art activities? Contact program@drawbridge.org