To provide low-income and formerly homeless people free mosaic art workshops using recycled materials to develop marketable skills, self-confidence, earned income and an improved quality of life
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Meet our Participant
Kudos to new participant Leonard, resident of Rainbow Apartments in Skid Row, for his excellent work contributing to completion of mosaic art now installed in the apartment lobby for enjoyment of all. Leonard has joined our Skills-Building workshop in our Art Room at Star Apartments, and is on his way to developing his talents toward becoming a Piece by Piece Artisan.
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Artisans Build Creative Muscle!
Our participants learn and practice mosaic technique, ultimately achieving Artisan-level skill and earnings for their work on mosaic projects. Participants attain skill sets in our Art Room training series. Our Community Workshops and Art Room Series together reached 250 participants in 2015. Our work has shown that learning through art provides a powerful vehicle for improving self-reliance so that each may reach their full potential and contribute to the life of the community.
Partnering for a better community:
Arte Mercado Partnership
Piece by Piece has partnered with Esperanza Community Housing to fuel creative economy in our community. As we advance our plans to promote and celebrate the talent and cultural diversity that is abundant in our community, our gallery shop presents new opportunities for entreprenuerial success, community wellness and workforce development benefitting local residents.
Community is Blooming with our garden mural installation Learn More
Friends gathered at Broadway Village II for the unveiling of our Broadway Blooming Mural. Kicking off our project to build creative economy in South LA, summer workshops culminated in the unveiling of a 40 foot mural to permanently adorn a garden wall at Broadway Village II, where Piece by Piece has held weekly workshops for eight years. Great photos of process, people and results on our social media links.
Piece by Piece in Public Spaces
Over 150 youth and seniors gathered at the Wilmington Senior Center to create mosaic circles for Sharefest Day of Service. Our Artisans completed the project by applying the circles to planters and filling in background. The pots now enhance the patio of the Senior Center which serves 150 seniors daily. Thanks to youth of Sharefest’s Summer Youth Development Academy for their hard work creating these vibrant mosaics.
Our Artisans worked several months to complete this amazing commission for our client, law firm Glaser Weil. Artisans, working under the direction of our Artisan Studio Lead Instructor, Luz Mack-Durini, conveyed a concept centered on iconic buildings in Los Angeles. The work will enhance Glaser Weil's new office suite on Bunker Hill. Inquire about placing a custom commission for your home or office today!
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Our Shop at Mercado La Paloma
With start-up support from the Creative Economic Development Fund, Piece by Piece opened its gallery shop at Mercado La Paloma in South Los Angeles. The seed funding will boost marketing of mosaics made by our participants, residents of supportive housing in Skid Row and South Los Angeles. Participants learn and practice Mosaic techniques, ultimately achieving Artisan-level skill and earnings from the sale of mosaics. The shop features an exquisite line of handcrafted mosaics and rotating exhibits of original art by Piece by Piece Artisans.