What do you think is happening at the Mt. Airy Art Garage right now? Magic…that’s what’s happening.
Autistic kids at Houston School are partnering with elders at Homelink and MAAG artist teachers are right by their sides. For starters we’re all making a mural—one that will have everyone’s artwork in it, both young and elder. At the same time, we’re planting an urban garden—learning about nutritious foods and how to grow them in your own backyard. Earth, Bread and Brewery will be cooking up the garden herbs and veggies in September to make something yummy. The fruits of everyone’s labor for all to participate in and celebrate.
This project’s part fantasy, part reality, pure creativity, and all about sustainability, urban gardens, nutrition, good health, and, of course, art. Children and elders, working together, creating something so very special. Anyone who comes in can’t help but fall under its spell. We see it every day with our very own eyes.
Come visit, volunteer your time, donate, join our growing list of community sponsors. Join the growing list of supporters who are becoming a part of this project happening right in the heart of Mt. Airy. We’ll be updating you on a regular basis.
Meet the teachers!
- Our artist teachers design, teach, prep walls, mix paint, and share the best of themselves.
Both Nettie Scott, our Master Gardener & Artist Teacher, and Carol Nashleanas, our artist gardener, were camera shy.
Creating The Mural & Urban Garden
Make an impact this summer! Stop in and learn how you can get involved in Make Art Grow Food. We need volunteers to keep the garden growing. We’ll be hosting community paint days to complete the mural. And lots more.
Be a part of something really special. Join the neighbors that are stopping by with soil, plants, and an abundance of smiles and enthusiasm. Be a part of making a difference. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or all 215.242.5074.