The Walden School in Media, PA will be holding a Fair Trade clothesline art sale for the non-profit, Fresh Artists, on Thursday, February 21st at the Penn State Brandywine campus! The event is an initiative taken further spread awareness on the fair trade movement, while also supporting art programs in Philadelphia through Fresh Artists.
So, What’s in the Program? The Walden School students have created their own colorful artwork to express what fair trade means to them. In turn, the Fair Trade TrailBlazers of Penn State Brandywine’s Laboratory for Civic Engagement is setting up the artwork on clotheslines for display. This is a great chance to hear kids talk about their art and fair trade! The event is free, although donations will be accepted to support Fresh Artists. There will be refreshments for those who attend!
What’s Fresh Artists? Fresh Artists is a non-profit organization in Philadelphia that aims to support art programs in under-resourced schools in the area. The organization has a rather innovative business model that is structured to make children philanthropists — students are asked to make their own artwork, which is then donated to businesses in the area; in return, businesses donate to Fresh Artists to keep art-making alive! The Walden School is actively working hard to support the program through the art sale!
When/Where is it Taking Place? The event will be taking place in the Tomezsko Lounge at Penn State Brandywine from 1PM-2:30PM. Here is the campus address:
Penn State Brandywine
25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063
We hope to see you there!
Contributed by Labanya Mookerjee, Fair Trade Intern