The time is now for Van Gogh 2.0! In October 2016, Art Feeds participated in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist voting grant and received $25,000 to transform a school bus into a new Mobile Art Center! In 2011, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition gifted Art Feeds with our first Mobile Art Center, called Van Gogh. It was used at hundreds of community events, bringing expression and creativity to thousands of children. In 2017, we began construction on Van Gogh 2.0! This Mobile Art Center is better than ever. At the beginning of the summer, the Art Feeds team made the trek from Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas to Tucson, AZ, where we teamed up with Blackhill Design and some original designers from Extreme Makeover: Home edition to transform the bus into Art Feeds second Mobile Art Center. The inside was transformed BEAUTIFULLY with seating for up to 20 students. This bus will be used for workshops, community events and so much more to reach even more children with Art Feeds programming in the current communities we serve- Joplin and Carthage in Southwest Missouri and Fayetteville , Rogers, Springdale and Bentonville- and even more in new and unreached partner communities!
We are almost there! With the transformation of the interior of the bus- there is still work to do before we get the bus on the road. We need your helping hands and network to do it. There are so many ways to get involved, from painting and cleaning to helping us find a partner to wrap the bus here are two lists, the first of items we still need donated and the second of hands on projects we have yet to to.
Items we need donated or created:
+Bus wrap+Sound system+2 Mobile ductless AC units +Window shades for bus interior +Steps up to bus entry (for little feet)+Flooring for driver's area +Lighting +Outdoor canopy to shade the students
Projects we need helping hands with:
+Bus wrapped in a portion with Art Feeds logo+Sound system installation+Paint driver's area+Install generator+Create electric hookup for AC and outlet from generator+Install new lighting
This form is to express interest in being involved in the process– whether it be helping hands or building materials! We are so grateful for your help! If you simply have a contact for one of the above materials, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'd be happy to reach out.