Silent Art Auction
Artists donated artwork to raise additional funds for the Children’s Bureau. Through our member artist’s generosity, we were able to raise more than $400 for the Children’s Bureau in one evening.
Charity Art Workshops
Holly Illes of Ghost Siren Studios and Andrea Light Art teamed up to provide two community art workshops free of charge. Holly led an intro to watercolor session and Andrea led an alcohol ink class with all materials provided in order to gather art supplies donations for local children’s shelters.
The Children’s Bureau Drive
We partnered with local businesses to hold an art supplies drive to benefit the Children’s Bureau shelters. Our group successfully collected more than 200 art items.
Small Business Saturday Pop-Up
Provided a low-cost opportunity for artists to participate in a nation-wide movement to promote their business and sell their goods. We secured rental of an unused commercial space and transformed it into a budding arts hub for the day.
Irvington Artists Show
We assisted the Irvington Historical Society through promotion, website assistance and artist recruitment. We also helped grow it with half of the show representing active artist members of the Eastside Art Collective.
Red Barn Arts
Provided consultation for fall artist market and provided free children’s art activities during the event.
Free Children’s Art Activities
Throughout the summer we volunteered our time and artist materials to provide free art activities for children at the East Side Marketspace. We built paper airplanes that turned into bedazzled art monsters, fuzzy wire sculptures, created sidewalk chalk masterpieces, and watercolor fantasies.
We organized an art social during the Irvington Ice Cream Social. We invited artists to participate in a relaxing day of plein air painting and provided artists the opportunity to sell their work at a wet paint sale.
We partnered with a local business to provide artists a low-cost opportunity to showcase and sell their artwork. We had 17 artists participate as well as featured a talented local musician.
Easter on the Pennsy II
This event was organized and coordinated by Janet Montes and Andrea Light. We grew this event from 30 people the first year to more than 200 attendees the second. In addition to chalk art, we featured a balloon artist and hosted the Eastside Marketspace which provided local artists the opportunity to sell their art. There was also an art scavenger hunt and neighborhood parade which culminated into one of the finest Easter Egg hunts our community has ever seen!
Coloring Book Drive
Partnered with local businesses to hold a coloring book and art supplies drive to benefit the Julian Center. Our group successfully collected more than 200 art items to benefit the Julian Center’s art therapy program.
Irvington Artists Show
We assisted the Irvington Historical Society through promotion, website assistance and artist recruitment.
Libraries of Love
Eastside Art Collective was asked to assist Libraries of Love when they were gifted 9 Nuvo newspaper boxes. Libraries of Love wanted assistance in refurbishing the boxes and turning them into beautiful works of art to be used as little neighborhood libraries and food pantries.
Easter on the Pennsy
The event which would eventually lead to the formation of the Eastside Artist Collective. This event was organized and coordinated by Janet Montes of Playground Yoga and Andrea Light. A group of creative neighbors came together to create an event which would create a sense of community. The event was FREE to attend and invited the community to share in a family yoga session, Easter egg hunt, and friendly sidewalk chalk competition. The event was a great success and attended by more than 30 people despite the record cold temperatures.