Well, at Artward Initiative we believe in colabs. No goal of any worth can ever be reached without them. On Friday we had a full display of the reach and depth of our awesome collaborations.
Our program is "Scottsdasle" is anchored around our on-site Artward! Gallery "Scottsdale" with the Love My Neighbor public installation by California artist Alexey Steele and Artward! Kids Gallery both situated in the amazingly architectural "club house" of this unique community with difficult, dramatic and often tragic history. Despite many attempts over five decades, our program became the first grass roots effort that stack there and made measurable impact.
The theme definitely made this contest special. Even though in all our themes for art engagement to kids we explore the topics of community and reaching out to a neighbor, this time showing the love for ones neighbor as the most potent way to confront the scourge of hate showcased the very reason why we doing it.
The winners received one Honorable Mention, three awards of $50 Amazon Gift Cards each and one Grand Prize of $100 cash. All winners received Certificates of Recognition from Carson City Council. There even was an additional prize of a free pizza from our friends at the gourmet Buratino Pizza in Carson for a heartwarming "pizza unites everyone" work.
We are enormously thankful to Carson City Council for its unanimous and full hearted support of our "Scottsdale" and greater Carson outreach. This support was well on disply on Friday when three Council Members came to represent the city in greeting the participants and winners of our contest. We are grateful to Council Member Cedrick Hicks, Councilwoman Arleen Rojas, whose district includes "Scottsdale" and Council Member Jim Dear who has a long history of supporting "Scottsdale" for taking time out of their busy schedules on a relatively short notice.
We look forward to more amazing moments with this extraordinary team!
In Art We Trust!