‘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.
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.
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.