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Hometown Heroes: Side Street Studio Arts

Hometown Heroes: Side Street Studio Arts

Side Street Studio Arts has been a creative hub for Elgin artists since its founding in 2013. During this time artists are loosing opportunities due to the numerous amount of event cancellations. Yet, during this time we are turning to television, movies, books, podcasts, video games and many more means of entertainment. All of these means are made possible by the hard work of artists.

Side Street Studio Arts has continued to advocate for artists during this time by sharing resources like the Artist Relief grantArts for Illinois Relief Fund and many others. But sharing helpful financial resources isn’t all they have focused on. They are constantly posting tutorial videos on their Facebook page from a multitude of artists teaching a wide range of techniques. For example, how to make mushrooms out of clay, pop art projects, watercoloring, and sun printing to name a few. Be sure to check into their Facebook page as they continue to share tutorials and craft ideas to keep you creative and full of inspiration at home.

We would be silly not to mention their free art kit initiative. In mid-March Side Street Studio Arts launched a program that would supply and deliver art supplies to those who need it. They have delivered over 100 free art kits to our community and the response has been incredible. Residents have been making, creating and posting their amazing projects all made possible by Side Street Studios.

The kind of inspiration this organization has been able to provide for our community is something so unique to Side Street Studio Arts. Their passion for cultivating creativity and expression have reminded us why art speaks to us and why we need it, now more than ever.

Interesting in helping their cause?

Here’s a list of resources on how you can help Side Street Studio Arts and their mission.

Donate Supplies

Have supplies at home you would like to donate? Just send a quick email, and let them know!

You can also donate via Amazon. Check out their Amazon wishlist to see what they could use. But be sure to go through Amazon Smile and select Side Street Studio Arts, NFP. Then a portion of your purchase will go straight to them too.

Donate Directly to Side Street Studio Arts

Artists have been greatly affected by the cancelling or postponing of events, but so have the venues. Side Street Studio Arts has been known to host a number of events throughout the year and so many of those events have had to be cancelled. However, as a non-profit organization they rely heavily on the suggested donation for entry during these events. You can donate directly through their website to help them with rent, utilities and other necessary costs to keep the organization running and continuing to encourage our community.

Thank you Side Street Studio Arts for Being Full of Hometown Heroes!

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