Art From the Streets: A Feature Documentary


Art from the Streets is a documentary which tells the story of a program for homeless people who are given the opportunity to produce art. The volunteer program established in Austin, Texas in 1991 provides a safe and nurturing environment for homeless people to be creative. Art sessions are held twice a week culminating in an annual show where the artwork is sold. The film tracks five of the artists over the course of a year. We visit homeless camps, learn the daily challenges of street life and witness strengths of human character. The story ends with a two-day show and sale of the artists’ works, where they interact with people that they rarely have a chance to encounter in such a positive way.

You can watch the trailer on YouTube.