HeARTwares by Art with a Heart
HeARTwares is Art with a Heart's social enterprise/retail store. Works of art created by Art with a Heart students and volunteers are displayed and sold. Half of all sale proceeds are shared with the participating community partner or artist. Students also work in HeARTwares and gain real job experience in dealing with the public, handling money, and presenting a professional appearance and manner. HeARTwares sells a wide variety of hand-made and one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry, house ware items, garden ornaments, and assorted gifts. Established in 2010. About Art with a Heart: Art with a Heart brings interactive visual arts classes into schools, community centers, group homes, shelters, permanent housing facilities, hospitals, and senior housing facilities. Founded in 2000, Art with a Heart has experienced steady growth, from four small classes a week to 11,000 annually, with a proven track record for developing creative initiatives and accessible paths to success for individuals living in Baltimore's most vulnerable communities. Art with a Heart provides teachers, assistants, materials, and innovative curriculum to engage our vulnerable neighbors in consistent art programming. In addition to its interactive art classes, Art with a Heart has complementary initiatives, including a job program (HeARTworks), service learning opportunities, community service projects, public art efforts, a social enterprise/retail store, HeARTwares, and a leadership program.