A-RTS - Rockville Town Square Art Festival (a premiere fine arts festival that will showcase the work of 175 master artisans) and VisArts at Rockville are teaming up to provide unique and direct art therapy programs to injured service men and women. Our mission is to raise funds and enlist the public’s support of this programing.
Event: Community Art Project at A-RTS at Rockville Town Square
Date and Time: Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Location: Street in front of VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville, Md., 20850 (street will be closed for Festival)
Purpose: Support art projects and classes for veterans who are a part of the Walter Reed Life Transition Program, Yellow Ribbon Fund and Operation Second Chance through VisArts.
Description: Community members will donate money to create a portion of the project. They will create 4” x 4” pieces of a multi-media “quilt” in clay, mosaic, and canvas. After the Festival, the “Quilt” will be professionally assembled and donated to Walter Reed Rehabilitation Center and/or Fisher House.
Beneficiaries: VisArts at Rockville will receive all donations to support their art programs for wounded veterans at Operation Second Chance, The Yellow Ribbon Fund and the Walter Reed Life Transition Program.