You can help make the arts accessible to all! Join us at Ten Thousand Villages of Austin this Thursday, July 24, from 5-9pm, for a night benefitting VSA Arts of Texas, a local nonprofit organization that promotes the creative power in people with disabilities by facilitating full access to the cultural and educational arts.
A portion of all proceeds from purchases made between 5-9pm this Thursday will go directly to VSA Arts of Texas. You’ll be supporting both fair trade and a great, local, nonprofit organization right here in Austin. We hope to see you in the store! For more information, please click here.
From the VSA Arts of Texas website:
Disability affects 1 out of 5 Americans in their lifetime. According to the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities, there are approximately 4 million Texans with disability, and according to the Texas Council on Developmental Disabilities, the number of people with disabilities living in Texas is expected to increase by 30% by the year 2010.
Children and adults drive our organization every day. They inspire our programs and services and guide our vision of an inclusive, creative world. We serve approximately 5,000 adults, children, and educators directly, and over 25,000 students, parents, and community members indirectly each year. We offer programs, services, and events based in four expansive core areas: arts education, professional development, cultural access, and public awareness and outreach. We are a leading force in a movement to transform the way we teach, the way we learn about each other, and the way we live.