This is a special guest post by 2017 Paint Love Marketing Intern & GSU student, Bianca Soler.
Five artists walk into a room. One needs a brush, another needs paint - all have one goal: To raise money for Paint Love's art programs for youth facing poverty or trauma.
On May, 20th 2017, Mattiel Brown, Kyle Brooks, Joseph Dreher, Fabian Williams, Lucha Rodriguez, Catlanta, and Spoken Poet MistaFunn, joined Paint Love in it's first ever Artist Challenge.
"Ready, set, go!" MistaFunn yells into the microphone. Each artist, having a blank canvas to start, had their supplies purchased by the guest in order to complete their paintings.
All proceeds benefited Paint Love, a 501c3 nonprofit in Atlanta that provides high quality art workshops to youth facing poverty or trauma by connecting professional artists with Title 1 schools and nonprofit organizations.
The artists brought their ideas and full creativity to the project, while sticking to a theme that fit Paint Love's mission.
Throughout the event, the guests purchased each can of paint, paint brush, and tool the artists needed in order to finish their individual painting. This made the experience fast paced, interactive and a unique experience for everyone involved.
Paint Love's Artist Challenge was less of a challenge, and more about artists supporting one another for a cause they believed in.
A special thanks to our sponsors: Ponce City Market, Abbey Glass, Winderness Works, Ross Boone, John and Beth Jarrett, Joonie and Jake's Face and Body Art, Kristen Green Consulting, and Denise and Scott Bailey. We could not have done this without you.