Create! Magazine is excited to share the announcement of the one-year anniversary event celebrating The Art Spread's achievements in its first twelve months. The Art Spread provides a path for artists with mental, physical, and societal challenges to find success and financial sustainability. These goals are accomplished through deep mentorship and by equipping each artist to tell their stories of adversity through their art. We further promote empathy through art-and-adversity awareness workshops and make art accessible to everyone in our community.

From Founders Rawan Ita-Diaz and Nadin Said:

"Last year on March 26th, 2021, we introduced The Art Spread to our community, which was received with excitement, encouragement, and support. This was one of our proudest moments.

We invite you on Saturday, March 19th, 2022 at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST to celebrate our 'One Year Later Event'. Meet the team behind The Art Spread, our event participants, and the artists that inspire us everyday. Featured and Supporting Artists, Rawan, Gray, Minju, and Maryam, will share how The Art Spread has impacted their personal and professional lives in an influential way.

Through our deep mentorship, we changed our artists’ lives and helped them make a living through art. We guided our artists to overcome personal obstacles hindering their creative flow. This year, we are proud to introduce you to more artists who will join our collective. Join us in supporting artists by investing in their work, spreading their story, and sharing their art.  

Since our launch in 2021, we made art accessible to diverse and underserved communities through our free art-and-adversity awareness workshops. As we continue to serve artists and our community, we offer free printable art templates in our shop with video tutorials that are fun for the whole family. Express emotions through art in therapeutic ways using our printable downloads in our shop. At our upcoming celebration, create your own masterpiece while we reflect on the success of our first year since launching.

You can also make an impact that changes lives by supporting our nonprofit. When you share our mission, shop art from our online gallery, and donate to The Art Spread, you help us lead artists to success and make art accessible to our communities. Your patronage allows us another year of serving artists and spreading empathy through art. Visit our website to learn more about how your donation matters."

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