A.W.A.R.E. Growth thru Art Exhibit - hosted by BSBAF
The BSBAF is honored to have the art work by the folks at A.W.A.R.E.on display for the month of April. The program created by A.W.A.R.E. helps the people they care for be creative, social, and to bring awareness to the communities in Montana about how amazing the people at A.W.A.R.E. are.
Growth Thru Art began in 1980 with 15 artists with Developmental Disabilities in Billings looking for a more dedicated way to express themselves creatively. AWARE was presented with the opportunity to manage Growth Thru Art in December 2011.
Founded on the principle that creativity is not limited by disability, the Artists gain greater community acceptance through the exhibition and sale of their artwork along with, the development of their motor, social and communication skills.
Artists participate in community festivals and events and, most importantly, they take pride in their own work. Their artwork is shown in galleries, restaurants and cafés, in addition to being juried into regional art shows.
Artists enrolled in the instructional program are encouraged to pursue the medium they desire, whether it be paints, drawing, pottery, sculpture, weaving, poetry or even dance.
The Butte Silver Bow Arts Foundation (BSBAF) is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1977 under IRS Code 501(c) 3 status to promote the arts, culture, and heritage.