Grant Highlights: The Imagine Bus Project North

The Imagine Bus Project North, lovingly known as the “art Bus” by many Sonoma County children is a fully-equipped mobile art studio providing programs for youth in low-income neighborhoods. a grant from our Healdsburg area affiliate allowed children at Canyon run, a largely Latino, low-income housing complex to experience art right in their neighborhood. Two exhibits of the childrens’ art engaged the entire community and encouraged the kids.

“The Imagine Bus Project provides children a wonderful destination for an after-school art education experience … the faces of the children who create artwork in the Imagine Bus radiate curiosity, creativity and joy!” says Barbara Wollner, an artist/painter. Barbara and husband Howard are enthusiastic supporters of and donors to the Imagine Bus Project.

Sustainability in Action: when an area-based affiliate, a couple of dedicated donors, and a great program meet one another, inspiration results. Children who might not normally be exposed to an art program feel the joy and inspiration hands-on art projects can bring.

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