Brush with the Law is a 501 (c)(3) organization that seeks to help socially marginalized individuals reconnect with the community through collaborative creative art projects.

We believe that by working on creative projects that serve the community, marginalized individuals and community members start to understand and recognize one another as human beings.

Art projects create a collaborative and inclusive environment that brings people together to overcome challenges, provide a creative outlet for participants and offer the community an opportunity to experience working with – or benefitting from – the efforts of socially disadvantaged individuals.

The experience of feeling accepted and welcomed back into the community is a powerful stimulus for change among participants and the art works produce visual affirmations of change, transforming “blighted” spaces to reveal the strength and spirit of the community.

Brush With the Law

“This program was one of the best things that ever happened to me!

It allowed me to have creative expression during a trivial time in my life!”




Our Services

Open Letter :

The purpose of this letter is to let you know how you and/or your community group can request our services. Brush With the Law hopes to reach out on how we can fundraise together. We also look to find the commissions to help us continue the visual arts as a public endeavor here in Montgomery County, PA.

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Brush With the Law started in 2013 as a prison visual arts program that was conducted at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. It provided art classes and mural painting to the inmates within the confines of the prison itself. As Brush With the Law grew in popularity with participants, we realized that our program could help provide better outcomes for those marginalized trying to re-enter their communities. This includes people with substance abuse disorders, at-risk youth, mental and behavioral health, and probation/parolees. We realize the need for these participants wanting to make a positive impact by doing creative jobs within different parts of Montgomery County.

By working together, meaning Brush With the Law and those individuals who feel marginalized, a sense of community and achievement is found. On top of this, beauty and expression is also a big part of the program as well as the hopes for a new viewpoint from community members. Continue reading “Our Services”