fall 2018

Plexi-Mobiles w/ Sara Santamaria (TCP)-Day One

This post was written by Paint Love Operations intern, Maya Glass.

To learn more about Paint Love's internship program, visit www.gopaintlove.org/careers. 


What’s more fitting for Cool Girls than a cool, unique project? Nothing! We all may not remember, but when we were newborns we must have stared inquisitively at that spinning object above our heads playing tunes until it ‘lullabied’ us to sleep. What was that thing?! Oh yes, a mobile. Yesterday afternoon, about 45 girls in grade levels 2nd-5th indulged in creating eccentric shapes to be hung on their own handcrafted mobiles. This project is led by our wonderful lead artist, Sara Santamaria.

Each girl participated with enthusiasm and enjoyed making their prototypes. In this test run, we found what did or did not work for balance, string placement, weight distribution, etc. This time next go round, the girls should be familiar and experienced with the material. They will be making one large mobile, collectively as the final product. Thank you to our T-1 partner, Barack Obama Elementary, and Cool Girls, Inc. for allowing us to bring our program to your bright young girls. Can’t wait to meet again!

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2018 Paint Love Art Auction + Fundraiser

This post was written by Paint Love Operations intern, Maya Glass.

To learn more about Paint Love's internship program, visit www.gopaintlove.org/careers. 


Remember the Artist Challenge back in June? Well three months later on Sept. 15, Paint Love hosted another awesome event to add to the books! The 2018 Art Auction and Fundraiser was proof that Paint Love is greatly fulfilling its mission in the community with every passing day.

The artwork completed by the wonderful six artists in our Artist Challenge was up for auction- which the guests happily indulged. Our partner organization (Camp Peace), artists and Title I school partner (Clarkdale Elementary School) were recognized and awarded our first Impact Awards, appreciating them for their amazing efforts and teamwork with serving our youth this year! The guests were supportive and generous in donations supporting the continuation in funding more Paint Love programs in the future.

We would like to thank the talented vocalist duo, Jared+Amber , and the gifted Rudy Currence for their performances. They gave Paint Love a mini concert!

Last but definitely not least, we would like to send a HUGE thank you to our friends at Color Wheel Studio for allowing us to host this event in their venue!!! Thank you to our donors and guests as well! We truly couldn’t have done this without you. In honor of our famous social handle and hashtag, Go Paint Love!

See you all next year!

[UPDATE]: We are humbly excited to announce that we have raised over $10,000 toward our programming! Great thanks to all of our donors, supporters, and sponsors for bringing this goal to past! We hope to continue with you all on the Paint Love mission.

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