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We Step Into the Light

January 22 @ 8:00 am - February 9 @ 5:00 pm

The 3rd Annual We Step Into the Light Art Exhibit will be held on April 25, 2024. Registration is open now through February 9, 2024. We are actively seeking volunteer artists and muses.  A Muse:  anyone who has experienced sexual assault, relationship or gender-based violence, or stalking.  Artists:  anyone who likes to create and wants to support victims of violence.  We welcome art in any form – paint, sketch, photography, poetry, embroidery, sculpture, abstract, songwriting.

For this event, artists are paired with survivors who act as a muse for the art created; a piece that will celebrate the survivor. The piece should focus on the ambition, goals, and passions of the survivor rather than on their assault. Through a series of interactions, the artist will be inspired by learning about the survivor and the piece will begin to take form.

The finished pieces are then gifted to the survivor as a forever reminder of their participation, and more importantly, the beautiful and meaningful life they lead. We hope to offer a reminder of the strength, beauty and power that we all possess, even in the darkest of times.

I encourage you to reach out with inquiries about participation and know that muses may remain anonymous. Please share widely with your contacts and clients.  Clients are also invited to be artists should they wish to participate in that way also.  Youth are welcome to be muses or artists as well and will be paired. We encourage a signed parent permission slip if possible.  People interested need to register at the link below.



January 22 @ 8:00 am
February 9 @ 5:00 pm