Healing Hearts through the Arts!
HeARTsy has been healing the hearts of kids in the Long Beach community non-stop these past several weeks, and it’s just the beginning. A fun, art-filled, expressive summer awaits!
Take a look at what HeARTsy did in May!
HeARTsy and Feeding Long Beach made their monthly appearance at Century Villages at Cabrillo. HeARTsy provided a wonderful Love Your Selfie workshop, which allowed the kiddos to embrace self-love through self-portraits and yoga. The workshop participants went all-in on their portraits, and they came out great! Feeding Long Beach served up a hot meal, complete with veggies, pasta, and a hot pink cake for dessert!
The very next week, HeARTsy went down to Urban Community Outreach to hold the monthly art table for the kids who join their families for a hot meal. We enjoyed being part of the support UCO gives to homeless youth in Long Beach. It was an immersive and colorful experience for the children there.
First Fridays popped up on June 2, and it was “HeARTastic!” Bixby Knolls gained a lot of Summer Love from HeARTsy, Auspicious Arts, and Harvest Partners LB. Children had their faces painted and drew and decorated hearts. What a blast!
Spotlight on Yeggi Watts, Program Director of HeARTsy!
With Summer Love and the kiddos in mind, HeARTsy is filling this summer up with more healing through creative expression, starting with a children’s art show on Saturday, July 15 and ending with HeARTsy summer camp in early-August. The Children’s Art Show Fundraiser at Hellada Gallery is a chance to have children’s artwork displayed for people to see. It’s an artist’s stepping stone.
Hope to see you soon during this HeARTful summer!
There are so many things to be proud about in the beautiful City of Long Beach. We are so happy to be building our outreach organization in a community that is filled with lovely people who celebrate one another’s diversity and equality ❤
In the aftermath of a beautiful Long Beach Pride weekend, join Connect! and Auspicious Arts at the LGBTQ Center Tuesday, May 23, from 6-9 pm for a self-care workshop! CityHeART aims to “wholeheARTedly love our city and tell its stories,” and we do that through a handful of unique service programs. These two CityHeART programs have put together a workshop that teaches YOU how to love yourself! AND as a special treat, Harvest Partners LB will be serving grapefruit tonics made from locally grown and harvested grapefruits!! ❤
What did CityHeART do over the weekend?
HeARTsy kicked it off on Friday afternoon with an awesome Love Your Selfie art workshop for children at Century Villages at Cabrillo.
Feeding Long Beach served a hot spaghetti dinner to the children and their families after the art workshop wrapped up!
Connect! led its weekly women’s group meeting at Beacon for him ❤
On Saturday morning, Harvest Partners LB led its weekly harvest!
Thank you to all the many volunteers and donors who continue to support our mission and help us do what we do!
Last month, HeARTsy led a spring-themed workshop, and everyone painted beautiful gardens and flowers! Feeding Long Beach brought a pizza dinner paid for by donors who support our mission. It was a beautiful afternoon.
This Friday, at 3:30 p.m., HeARTsy will lead a Love Your Selfie workshop with the kiddos, and Feeding Long Beach will serve a pasta dinner for the participating families between 5:30-6 p.m.
This monthly project serves about 20 people living in affordable housing at Century Villages — we would love to see these numbers grow!
How can you help?
- Volunteer to lead art workshops!
- Help us by donating a meal!
- Sponsor the monthly project with a financial contribution!
How did CityHeART end April? With a bang!
Auspicious Arts rocked its soft launch at Hellada Gallery on April 30.
For ten weeks, AusArts led therapeutic art workshops at Safe Refuge for folks in recovery in preparation for the Proud to Be Me Art Show!
Meet Nicole, the Director of Auspicious Arts. Nicole [right], is a dynamic artist who believes in bringing art closer and closer to to the advocacy table and who believes in the healing power of art. She brings herself into the community
HeARTsy and Connect! rocked Urban Community Outreach with a Walking Closet and an arts and crafts table for the kiddos!