MyCanvas Mobile Youth Community Arts, a program of Inspiritus serving middle Tennessee, has been chosen as the featured charity for the March 21, 2019 Nashville Predators game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. During the game, the Nashville Predators Foundation will host a supply and fundraising drive to help support MyCanvas’ mobile art workshops, serving underprivileged youth with limited exposure to arts programming.
The following day, March 22, MyCanvas will welcome the public to its annual community art show featuring artwork created by MyCanvas youth artists over the past year. Held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., the art show will take place at the community room at Cheatham Place (1564 9th Avenue North, Nashville).
“MyCanvas workshops offer art-based opportunities for children and youth to explore and develop their talents, find their voice, and tell their stories with confidence,” says LeeAnn Love, Lead Art Therapist and Co-Founder of MyCanvas.
“We are grateful to the Nashville Predators for choosing MyCanvas as a featured charity. The fundraising drive at the March 21st game will supply MyCanvas with the materials and resources needed to continue our work of fostering self-esteem, self-confidence, and community resiliency through art,” says Janet Arning, Regional Director of Inspiritus’ Middle Tennessee region.
MyCanvas offers mobile art therapy experiences to youth in low income neighborhoods in middle Tennessee. MyCanvas art therapists work to help youth develop their own identities and self-esteem, learn healthy coping skills, and build community resiliency. Art engages creativity, imagination, and self-expression, but it can also be a powerful tool for change and healing. MyCanvas nurtures self-esteem, self-confidence, and community resiliency through artistic creation and expression, all provided free of charge to participants.
Inspiritus is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that guides individuals and families on a path from surviving to thriving. Inspiritus empowers people whose lives have been disrupted to discover their strengths and resilience, accompanying them as they grow into vibrant contributors to their community. Inspiritus delivers quality social services programs in the areas of Community Enrichment, Adoption, Specialized Foster Care, Family Intervention Services, Disability Services, Refugee and Immigration Services, Disaster Response and Financial Empowerment to communities in middle Tennessee and statewide in Georgia.