All posts tagged homeless

  • A Million Drops Visitor Statistics

    Since opening day, A Million Drops has been growing in visits and new visitors! Thank you for all your help and support!

  • ‘Unsheltered’ A Full Success

    Frankie felt immediately drawn to this piece by Kris Williams.

    Our opening reception for ‘Unsheltered’ – Art by Homeless, At-Risk Youth & Young Adults of Los Angeles on Saturday, February 4 was a full success!

    A seemingly endless stream people came in to check out the 44 pieces that were up on the walls of Wash On Western (WOW), a brand new, very hip laundromat in the heart of Hollywood. Friends, family, co-workers, strangers, some who had followed our invite, others who just happened to walk by.

    We had a full house, people loved the art and everybody enjoyed free tacos and lemonade, generously donated by WOW. And if that wasn’t enough, chiropractor Dr. Robert Zeravica set up a treatment table and offered free adjustments!

    At the end of the day, 15 works by young homeless people had been sold and will be displayed in someone’s home soon. For now though, they are still up on the walls at WOW, so don’t worry if you couldn’t make it last Saturday. The show will continue throughout the month, and WOW is open 24/7. There are still 30 unsold pieces, beautiful, exciting works waiting for someone to fall in love with them. Prices start as low as $15.

    Laura fell in love with  Neil Massey’s ‘Life Is Strange’.

    Claudia chose an original by Morgan Movesaround for her home.

    Ren picked ‘Blue Smoke’ by Neil Massey for her collection.

    Artist Andrew Washington was thrilled to sell this piece to Gus.

     

  • CHRISTMAS ART SALE

    Our Christmas Art Sale Was A Full Success!

    Lots of people came by, everyone had a great time and many went home with a new piece of art. Here some of the happy owners of a new, original piece of art…

     

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    Xochitl and Brian came all the way from Murrieta, and they went home with two new pieces

     

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    AMD founder Maike Both with Jaimie and Robert who purchased a piece by homeless artist Alexis

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    Ken bought these three pieces that were donated to us by L.A. artist Kymm Swank

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    A very happy camper: Nicole went home with an original, signed piece by famous photographer Glen Wexler

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    Robert bought this piece by homeless artist Andrew Washington

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thanks to the efforts of everyone involved, artists, customers and AMD board members, and especially Lorna Donohoe and Nader Naderi, the owners of Wilde Wine Bar who invited us to have our art sale at their restaurant, we were able to raise $1,800 in just a few hours. This money will greatly help us help others, especially during the winter time, when even in L.A. the temperatures can go down to just above freezing at night.

    It was a beautiful event all the way round, and we are looking forward to the next one!

  • ‘Unsheltered’ – Art by Homeless and At-Risk Youth of Hollywood

    ‘Unsheltered’ – Art by Homeless and At-Risk Youth of Hollywood

    On Saturday, September 12, we had our official opening night for ‘Unsheltered’, an art show organized by A Million Drops and gallery owner Valda Lake.

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    A Million Drops founder Maike Both had congregated an eclectic group of young individuals who all share one experience: homelessness. Spending their days on the streets of Hollywood and their nights on sidewalks, friends’ couches, or in one of the few local shelters specializing in homeless youth, they beat the odds of drowning in darkness by putting their minds and hearts into creating art. 

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    It was a lively crowd that turned out  for the artist reception at Valda Lake’s gallery Wallspace LA; people from all walks of life showed up, it was an easy going night, a great chance to meet the artists and make new friends.P1020054P102005712003157_1038584439508138_8332359738012692001_nP1020056P102005512006374_10153408893581997_7999916073955910005_n 12009769_10153408893066997_3319240375780453743_n 12011158_10152998489870047_209691365039875382_n 11060035_10152998490225047_5990372072747567374_n 11988292_10153408893081997_7663429202891376300_n 12002874_760870030689714_1533250240646272801_n 12003377_1039568926067017_8376731842136599404_n

  • Art Show

    Art Show

    We are excited to announce an upcoming collaboration between A Million Drops and Wallspace, a popular, contemporary art gallery on La Brea. Gallery owner Valda Lake teamed up with us to curate a show featuring pieces by homeless and at-risk youth and young adults whom we got to know during our outreach in drop-in centers and on the streets of Hollywood.

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    Most of these young artists are self-taught, to show their works in an established gallery that is popular with decorators and designers who work on film and tv productions presents a wonderful opportunity to them.

    The show will open on Saturday, September 12 and run through Sunday, September 20, 2015. In support of our work, Valda waived her commission and instead is going to donate her fee to A Million Drops.