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Started in 1992, as a response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, our work has been at the intersection of Art and Healing for three decades.
In the Coronavirus age our work continues. For our annual Day With(Out) Art, December 1, 2020, we are launching our largest participatory project in our history of building community through cultural action.
We hope to have 10,000 people participate by embroidering a small fabric square, 16”x16” sampler on the theme of touch!
How do we touch, each other, our neighbors, the “the other” in our lives? and how have we been touched? 
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Price of Admission $100.00 gets you one beautiful piece of original art!

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Our programs use the power of making art to triage critical needs of the communities we serve, those dealing with; addiction, immigration, racism, police youth relationships, stewardship of our natural world, HIV/AIDS and human trafficking. We are fortunate for so many opportunities, but with opportunities come work! This work is all about: focus, fairness and balance.
Every day, your support makes our work possible! Our goal is to continue to use art and the act of creating together to help create a brave new normal; a shared future history where each of us has a voice, where each of us is included, where each of us is listened to, where each of us is loved.

Would you be willing to make a special  donation of whatever you can afford to help us meet our goal and continue to create the opportunities to create together! Every gift goes a long way to ensure our continued work. We simply can’t do it without you. Your support will make a real, lasting impact in the lives of those we serve.

Please, consider making your donation today!

Thank you for your continued support and friendship.

With deepest gratitude,

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Learn about our programs here

Hand in Hand

Daniel Morrison Fellows

No Man’s Land

Valdez Scholarship

Medicine Wheel

Names Memorial Quilt

Spoke Gallery

Artist Retreats



A few years ago I Would have never dreamed that I would be in a position to be something other than negative to my community. I was basically just running around getting money any way I could, selling drugs and robbing people became a completely normal part of my life. Since I never got caught doing anything “really bad” I gained a false sense of invulnerability, which led to me being more brazen in my actions. Long story short I was arrested and charged with some very serious crimes and faced the possibility of a lengthy prison stay. Thankfully I was able to plead out to lesser charges. The reason I bring that up is I believe that if I can turn my life around for the better why can’t someone else do the same. I’m not saying you can just wake up one day and your life is going to be great just by you wanting it to be, people need to take action and be able to ask others for help because believe it or not there are so many people willing to help others help themselves. That is what

we are trying to do; we want to help continue in the realization of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s. dream of a better community for all not for some but for ALL. How are we going to do this you may ask and my answer would be I’m not entirely sure yet, we just hope to be able to get people talking and see what they are talking about in a

truly honest way and from there maybe something else can happen maybe one person might decide to go back to school maybe another will decide they have had enough of the streets and reach out for help. I know that is a lot of maybes but I see

them as possibilities as well. You as well as any person I have ever met knows the importance of having a positive influence in your life no matter who the influence is they give you support to keep on keeping on. I would like to thank you in being a partner with us and if we can only reach one person and help them realize they can

have a better future then we have succeeded although I would like to have a bigger impact on more but it starts with one at a time.

Richard Dinsmore Advocacy and Public Art Coordinator Medicine Wheel Productions

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