Building Self Confidence With Therapeutic Art

Since 1991, HomeFront has helped homeless families to build lives of self-respect, stability and independence by using a comprehensive and holistic approach to ending homelessness in Central New Jersey. HomeFront has become a sophisticated social service agency able to address material needs for shelter, food, and clothing. It has established effective programs to help parents develop educational, vocational and life
skills while also opening the world and all its wonderful possibilities to their children.

HomeFront also believes that for a full and rich life, one that truly breaks through the cycle of poverty, you need more than a roof over your head, food for your belly and a paycheck. The human spirit needs nourishment—the power of life’s richness that gives meaning to our day-to-day lives.

The spacious ArtSpace studio is located at the heart of the new HomeFront Family Campus. This warm, light-filled space is the first thing you notice when entering the building, and it welcomes you to look around, join in, and pick up a paint brush. In this non-threatening, non-judgmental environment, with a caring staff and a team of volunteers to prompt and guide them, clients are reminded of their goals and dreams; discover content that is personal, real, and truthful; and foster a sense of joy, creativity, and exuberance.

Through this innovative therapeutic art program, the creative process becomes a tangible tool for self-expression, critical thinking and problem-solving that can transform the lives of the artists. Making art lets us step away from our lives for a moment. It’s a chance to breathe, a chance to reset your system and bring a new reality to an otherwise blank page. All of us as humans need to express ourselves in some way. When there are limits to how you can express yourself, having an outlet where you can create, where you can make art, opens doors to new ways of thinking and helps us to see ourselves in new and beautiful ways. Read Artist Impact Stories.

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Upcoming Community Event

Jan 15, 2020 Sip N’ Care DIY HomeFront Friendraiser at Sourland Mountain Spirits in Hopewell, NJ Get more info and RSVP

Upcoming Local Displays of ArtSpace artists

2020:

  • January 23 Week of Hope ArtSpace Open-House 5:30 pm-7:30 pm. HomeFront’s Family Campus 101 Celia Way, Ewing NJ 08628
  • February 1 – 29 ArtSpace Exhibit at Prancing Peacock in Langhorne PA. Reception TBA
  • February 11 SewingSpace Open-House: 11am-7:00pm. HomeFront main location 1880 Princeton Ave. Lawrenceville, NJ View the flyer
  • March 7 St. Gregory The Great, Spring Craft Show 9am-3pm
  • Event is rescheduled for Fall 2020: SewingSpace & ArtSpace  selling recycled grocery fabric reusable tote bags at Mercer Green Fest in Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Event is rescheduled for October 2020: 1pm-6pm ArtSpace at Communiversity in Princeton, NJ
  • April 7 – May 4 Small World Coffee House (254 Nassau Street Princeton, NJ)
  • Event is rescheduled for October 15-25, 2020 ArtJam in Princeton, NJ
  • July 1, 2020 -Jan 2, 2021 NRG Energy Princeton, NJ ArtSpace Exhibit
  • Postponed: July 6 – September 5 ArtSpace Exhibit at Nassau Club: Reception TBA
  • October 1 – December 30 ArtSpace Exhibit at Matossian Eye Associates at Capital Health Hopewell
  • November 1-30 Small World Coffee
  • November 30th –  December 10 Princeton Public Library ArtSpace Exhibit: 3rd floor children’s wall

Previous Local Displays of ArtSpace artists

2019:

  • December 7 West Windsor Holiday Craft Show 9am-3pm
  • November 1 – 30 Small World Coffee (on Nassau Street in Princeton) ArtSpace artwork will be on display.
  • November 1 – 30 PEAC (Pennington Ewing Athletic Club)
  • November 22 & 23 HomeFront Holiday Market View Holiday Market Press Release (pdf)
  • November 9 St. Gregory the Great Holiday Craft Show 9am-3pm
  • October 1-31 Ewing Library ArtSpace artwork will be on display.
  • October 5  Newtown Fall Market
  • September 20 6:30pm-8:00pm “Art Against Racism” Opening Reception and Artists’ Talk. Location Unitarian Universalist Congregation Princeton NJ  Learn More
  • July 27 9am-1pm SewingSpace Open-House location 1880 Princeton Ave. Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 View Event Flyer
  • July 21from 4 to 6pm will have artwork on exhibit at the West Windsor Arts Council. Location: West Windsor Arts Council 952 Alexander Rd, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550.
  • June 8 – July 6 Art Show to benefit HomeFront Touchstone Art Gallery 11 E Afton Avenue, Yardley, PA 19067. June 8, 2019 5-7pm Meet the Artists reception
  • ArtUnitesUs May 1-31 Ewing Municipal Building 2 Jake Garzio Drive Ewing, NJ 08628 -hosted by The Arc Mercer’s Arctistic Collective & ArtSpace of HomeFront
  • Nassau Film Festival May 19 9:30am A Place Like Home Ilene Dube – Short Film about SewingSpace

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Connect with Artspace

ArtSpace Contact Information: Call 609-883-7500 ext:316 or send an email artspace@homefrontnj.org
ArtSpace is located in HomeFront's Family Campus. Visit us by appointment. Family Campus: 101 Celia Way Ewing, NJ 08628 609-883-7500 ext:316 Artspace on Facebook

Results of pillow making class

Sharon painting at ArtSpace

Pretty pillows

Aileen painting at ArtSpace

Volunteer at Homefront's ArtSpace/SewingSpace-Interested in getting involved? We need your help..

  • Facilitate art classes: Teach classes to our clients (adults and children). many areas of expertise are needed. such as: painting, drawing, crochet, knitting, pottery, sewing, and more.
  • Fundraising: Research and write grants, solicit sponsorships, and community support.
    Exhibits: Explore new venues, assist with marketing (press releases, social media, help frame and curate an exhibit.
  • Special Events: ArtJam is a fun and funky art sale featuring ArtSpace and local artists. it's a "pop-up gallery" utilizing an empty store setting up a temporary gallery to raise funds for both artists/ArtSpace. Many volunteer opportunities...solicit food and beverages donations, entertainment, sponsorships, marketing and coordinate volunteers, or work in the gallery.
  • Interested? E-mail artspace@homefrontnj.org, 609 883 7500, ext 316

Photos of recent volunteer groups

Donation Information:


Artspace's goal is to function as a self sufficient program of homefront. Tax deductible donations are needed to support our efforts.

How you can support:

$25 - can provide supplies for one week of art classes for 15 homeless women
$50 - can sponsor one month of children's creative workshops
$100 - can sponsor one month of classes for both adults and children
$200 - can sponsor field trip to art museum/cultural event
$500 - can sponsor our website in exchange for marketing/publicity
$1000 - can sponsor an art reception in exchange for marketing/publicity
Other: sign up to pledge a monthly donation

Purchase art created by our artists:

Consider a partially tax-deductible purchase as an individual, business or corporation, which benefits homefront's artspace and the artists:

flower images for notecards

Purchase a box of everyday notecards
Each box contains 8 cards – 2 of each design – $15/box. Please contact Ruthann at RuthannT@homefrontnj.org or 609-883-7500 x 316.

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