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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Your donation or purchase funds Mosaic Art learning, earnings and opportunities supporting communities in need.
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 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.
"Piece by Piece is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission."
Shop at Mercado La Paloma
Piece by Piece partners with Esperanza Community Housing to fuel creative economy in our community through our gallery shop, located in the Mercado La Paloma in South Los Angeles. This space celebrates the talent and cultural diversity abundant in our community, providing opportunities for entrepreneurial success, community wellness and workforce development benefiting local residents. Individual artwork and Wares are for sale, as well as items from other social enterprises. We also have special exhibits on a regular basis, featuring artisans and holiday themes.
Support for the establishment of the Arte Mercado Gallery provided by CEDF
Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, and Center for Cultural Innovation's Creative Economic Development Fund Grant
Arte Mercado Partnership activities are supported in part by the National Endowment for the arts, a federal agency.