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Mobile Art Program

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Services, Human Services, Seniors, Supportive Housing for Older Adults

Mission: To deliver art activities to seniors and disabled adults. Our goals are to foster self-esteem, build friendships and revive the spirit through group art activities.

Results: We have an exhibit of our participants art in the summer of each year. This year our seniors are working towards an exhibit for the Texas capitol (May, 2011).

Target demographics: seniors and disabled adults who reside in nursing homes and those who attend senior activity centers and/or receive a free lunch from the City of Austin/Meals on Wheels (low-income areas of the city)

Direct beneficiaries per year: 400

Geographic areas served: Austin, Texas

Programs: art activities for seniors & disabled adults includes art exhibits and tours of local museums

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Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of working with founder Theresa and her group of volunteers over the last year and have enjoyed every minute of it.

Mobile Arts brings art education to older adults who may not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue them. Through a variety of media and themes, participants in Mobile Arts are able to express themselves creatively, engage socially in a relaxed setting, and challenge themselves while learning new skills.

Mobile Arts is a wonderful, empowering, and inspiring organization.