Meet our Mobile Art Center: Van Gogh 2.0!

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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.

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