CFWT Grant Story: East Lubbock Art House
East Lubbock Art House, with funds from a Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts grant, continued supporting local artists, hosting community engagement projects and art receptions, and guided art tours of student groups. This grant assisted ELAH with monthly rent payments for its gallery space for the 2021 year. Renting the gallery allows the organization to carry on with its efforts to champion “emerging and experimental Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) creatives and allies through socially relevant opportunities for them to display and sell their artwork.”
Through East Lubbock Art House’s Art Gallery, the organization has showcased solo are exhibits, a juried art competition, and ELAH’s Black & Brown Art Market. The nonprofit wrote, “Some strengths on this program were the artists who showcased work with us conducting community engagement projects such as leading Art classes that related to their work.” ELAH showcased around 55 artists’ work in the program, and over 700 community members viewed the pieces displayed in the gallery throughout the year.
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