#communityarts program doing city beautification projects with artists and socially marginalized populations to help build more inclusive communities.
Brush With the Law
Brush With the Law uses the visual arts in community-based beautification projects throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area with a focus on Montgomery County. Projects are led by professional artists who create together with socially marginalized people (such as the incarcerated, parolees/probation, at-risk youth, and those struggling with addiction) to create public art. The purpose is to inspire meaningful changes in participants’ self-esteem and provide new skills that can lead to better employment opportunities, while enabling local communities to work with and come to better understand the challenges of these populations. Brush with the Law seeks to help socially marginalized individuals reconnect with the community through collaborative creative art projects. We believe that by working on projects that serve the community, marginalized individuals and community members start to understand and recognize one another as human beings.