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Arts association donates to local homeless shelters

Photo of Nily Harel, Treasurer, Paso Robles Art Association, and Matt Navarrette, ECHO Paso Robles Shelter Manager.

Paso Robles Art Association donates $2,000 to support arts education and other urgent needs

– Nily Harel, treasurer of the Paso Robles Arts Association (PRAA), received a request from El Camino homeless organization (ECHO) for a donation to support art classes for the children they serve. After discussing the request with the PRAA board, they voted unanimously to support ECHO with $2,000 to support children’s arts education and other urgent needs for shelter clients.

PRAA is proud to support art education for children,” said Linda Garen Smith, Acting President and Gallery Director, “Art teaches children to improve their judgment skills, which a problem can have more of a solution and celebrates multiple perspectives – because there are many ways to see and interpret the world with art.

ECHO is a very well run organization,” said PRAA Secretary Lucy Ashton. “Matt Navarrete, manager of the shelter, explained that they not only provide their clients with a place to come to dinner, shower or a place to stay for a night, but that they also offer a short-term residency program. in order to bring residents back. on their feet by helping with job and housing searches, life skills training and health education.

PRAA supports children’s education through past donations to Kids Art Smart at Studios on the Park, which offers art classes to Paso Robles Elementary School students; Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation and its annual Arte de Tiza chalk art contest for children in North County.

After Arte de Tiza’s two-year suspension due to COVID-19, the arts association plans to return with this exciting event to the park in downtown Paso Robles in September 2022. Children of all ages are invited to enter for free and compete for cash prizes for the chalk art that surrounds the park.

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