Uncategorized / August 2019

Homeboy Industries Returns to The Other Art Fair L.A.

Homeboy Industries’ Art Heals returns this fall to The Other Fair | LA, presented by Saatchi Art at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on September 5-8, with Sleeved Out In Radical Kinship, an interactive art piece for all ages. After viewing art and letters from formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women of Homeboy Industries, visitors to the fair can up-cycle Homegirl Café coffee sleeves to create mini-books to keep or send a message back to Homeboy Industries.

Homegirl Café is one of the many social enterprises founded by Father Greg Boyle, who says that at the cafe, “The main meal is tenderness.”

Father Greg, who inspired Shepard Fairey’s piece, “Radical Kinship,” writes, “It’s connection and kinship that ultimately heals people…The measure of our compassion lies…in our willingness to see ourselves in kinship.” The “Radical Kinship” print will be available for purchase at the Art Heals booth.

Click here for information and to purchase tickets.

For the Thursday Private View, please RSVP here (parking is free for the PV evening). Write guest of “Homeboy Industries”

This free Homeboy Industries activity is funded in part by the California Arts Council’s Reentry Through The Arts program based on a holistic approach to support adults to re-integrate into and contribute to their communities.

ArtHeals is a community art therapy program of Homeboy Industries that widens the circle of healing through creativity and inclusion.