MILWAUKEE — "We want to get everyone creating. We want to see everyone being creative."
It's the mission of a Milwaukee non-profit art organization to keep the creative juices and artistic spirit alive during the coronavirus. They are hosting a free online art gallery open to the public.
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"So it's really been a pulse more than anything else. How well are we? What do we need," executive director at Artists Working in Education (AWE), LaShawndra Vernon, said.
Its AWE's goal to give a platform for artists of all skill levels a place to show off their work.
"A lot of people that think their art isn't that good is often better than they think," Vernon said.
It's not reserved to "traditional" style of artists either. In the first week, they had someone who is creating a card game display their work. This gallery is designed to be inclusive to all styles and levels of artisty.
The online gallery is hosted on Google Hangout on Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. You can find a link to that gallery on their Facebook page.
If you feel like you need a little more time before you showoff your artwork, you can also take their free online tutorial classes. You don't even need art supplies.
"Using common things you can usually find right in your house: recyclables, paper plates, and toilet paper and paper towel rolls," Vernon said.
You can find those links on their YouTube channel.