Play it Again Sam

  • Location
    Kankakee, IL, Illinois
  • Status

The Problem

Our wish for this project is to enlighten and inspire. Artists with autism will create works of art using recycled materials. Members of the community will be encouraged to donate recycleable materials to the artists at The Gallery of Artists with Autism in Kankakee, IL. These artists will feel a sense of empowerment knowing that the community supports their efforts to reuse and recycle art in beautiful and unique ways. Their talents will be showcased in a way that inspires hope for individuals with autism and hope for our mother earth.

Our Plan

Our project will involve the community and artists with autism in appreciating creative ways to use recyced materials. Also, the artists, many of whom have significant social and cognitive deficits, will be inspired to collaborate with each other to create a new masterpiece out of everyday items. A Black and White Gala will be held at the Gallery for Artists with Autism this fall to reveal the final masterpiece. The masterpiece will be auctioned to the highest bidder.

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The Benefit

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