Please join us for our inaugural fundraising event, UPlift 2019: Uniting with heART to end homelessness, to take place on August 24th at Actors Theatre. This community event will unite the voices and stories of the women we serve, share the impact of our mission, and highlight the community partnerships that allow us to make a difference every day. Through a photography exhibit, silent auction, art, music, and a gallery display from the voices of some of our clients, we will tell their stories and ours. The event will also feature a cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Dress code is business casual.
UPlift will showcase the culmination of a three-month intensive of six Art Empowerment workshops with local artist Shannon Stelzer using various media such as photography, water color, and visual journaling. Through one-on-one consultation, space to create, and creative and technical mentorship, the artists will guide the healing process of tapping into their creative selves. Together, this project hopes to build a community of support using art as therapy as the root.
Attendees will also experience a gallery from Price Chambers, an award-winning photojournalist. Price is traveling from Nashville to document the experience of a day in the life at UP as well as a few of the women that want their stories told through his eyes. The combination of visually documenting from the outside looking in, as well as the inside looking out, will be a powerful expose that shines a light on the homeless crises we are facing in Louisville.