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I Turned My SUV Into a Queer Art Car

Sue Kerr | Posted 05.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

When I started the planning process for my community art project exploring the lives of LGBTQ residents of Western Pennsylvania (#AMPLIFY), I knew tha...

117 Ways to Describe LGBTQ Identity

Sue Kerr | Posted 02.02.2017 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

While we can certainly tease out some common terms, this shows that there is no monolithic LGBTQ identity -- if we only listen to what people have to say.

Nepali Artists Engage With Quake-Hit Communities

Niranjan Kunwar | Posted 09.28.2016 | Arts
Niranjan Kunwar

The artists had travelled to the towns, picked their way through fallen pieces of furniture and talked to the people. They had returned, again and again. They channeled the grief and provided creative outlets.

A Firsthand Account of the Figment Artist Experience

Christine Stoddard | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

One muggy September weekend, my 5'6" cardboard woman donned a bikini of found objects, sat in a chair my husband had painted as a child, and overlooked the Anacostia River. Her crêpe paper hair rustled in the occasional breeze and plastic ponies danced at her feet as dozens of people took her picture.

How a Local Artist Collective Is Responding to Nepal Earthquake

Niranjan Kunwar | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Niranjan Kunwar

Since immediate relief efforts were underway, I felt the need to bring artists, educators, therapists, volunteers and related professionals together so that information could be exchanged and connections made. Who were working with children? What could we do?

Community Art and Demolition Derby

Sue Kerr | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
Sue Kerr

My friends at Most Wanted Fine Art (MWFA) dragged a car all around the country, wheat pasting photos of supporters onto the car only to end up smashing the vehicle at a country fair.

Learning Los Angeles: Judy Baca, Artist as Activist

Julia Wasson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

From 1974-1975, Baca organized, hired and trained teams of at-risk youth, many of them gang members and part of the justice system, to execute this story at a time when there were no Hispanic members on the City Council or the School Board. Today, Baca and Padilla work non-stop.

Part One: Tomas Benitez on his friend Sister Karen of Self Help Graphics

Cathy Weiss | Posted 12.24.2013 | Los Angeles
Cathy Weiss

Tomas Benitez has spent his life in the arts community of East Los Angeles -- as a writer, Shakespearean actor, consultant to the Smithsonian, UCLA, a...

ELEVATE Atlanta: Reclaiming Communities Through the Arts

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

The arts bring people together that would not normally be connected. It is programs like Atlanta's ELEVATE, a program whose mission is to initiate positive urban growth through arts economics -- or the concept of culture being a driving force for commerce.

Inside The Plan To Transform New Orleans Into A Giant Musical Playground

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.03.2013 | Arts

A "sonic playground," a "shantytown-sound laboratory," a "small village of ramshackle sculptures." These are just some of the phrases that have been u...

Community Art In Mid-America

Artwrit | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts

Great Wall of Respect, Chicago. By Kyle McKenzie. Read the article as it appeared in the October '12 issue of Artwrit. Dave Loewenstein, an artist...

Lola's Laundry

Summer Pierre | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Summer Pierre

I realized that I had created something I always dreamed of creating: something that not only made me feel connected to the world, but made others feel connected to it, too.

Street Artist Swoon To Build A Musical House In New Orleans

Posted 09.16.2011 | Arts

Brooklyn based street artist Swoon is working with the city of New Orleans and New Orleans Air Lift to give residents a musical house. Swoon, who was ...

PostSecret Shares Vet Secrets, Inspires Users To Give Back

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Community art project, PostSecret has inspired Internet users for years with secrets anonymously penned on the back of postcards. For Veterans Day th...

THE SKINNY: The Creative Time Summit 'Revolutions In Public Practice,' NYC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHAT: The Creative Time Summit: Revolutions in Public Practice 2 WHO: Presenters include Danielle Abrams, Basekamp, Saskia Bos, The Bruce High Quali...

How Can There Be Community Art Centers Without Artists and Their Art?

Lisa Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Adams

As a gallery, museum, and public artist with 30 years of professional experience , I took an especially keen interest in the issue as to whether Los Angeles should close their community art centers.

When Tragedy Strikes, Detroit Man Turns To Art, Kindness

HuffPost | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This story is part of HuffPost Impact's 12 Days, 12 Cities, 12 Families series, highlighting Americans who have persevered to overcome incredible chal...