Hampden-based Art with a Heart, a group that uses visual art to enhance the lives of Baltimore residents in need, has moved to a new home in Mill No. 1 on Falls Road.
The 7,400-square-foot, LEED-certified space offers more room for the group’s programing and also ever-important storage. In addition, the new location provides plenty of space for displaying art and allows the group to schedule more than one meeting or an event at a time, a problem in their old location.
Art with a Heart was founded in 2000 and has grown steadily since then. The group began to look for a new home in spring 2017.
Each year, Art with a Heart offers more than 11,000 classes at their own space and at group homes, community centers, shelters, permanent housing facilities, hospitals, senior living facilities and schools. One of most recognized efforts is the HeARTworks Program, which teaches job and social skills to at risk teenagers and young adults through art classes and retail experience in Art with a Heart’s onsite retail store. The program has served 1,000 youth since it was created in 2004.
Want to see the group’s new space? An open house is scheduled for April 8. Visit their website at artwithaheart.net.
Photo courtesy of the Art with a Heart Instagram.