About the Artists
All artwork on the website has been generously donated by DMV area artists. Please click on their links to learn more about them and their work.
About the Fundraiser
Art for Mutual Aid DC is a print sale fundraiser run by Capitol Hill Arts Workshop to benefit our friends at the DC Ward 6 Mutual Aid Network.
The website for the fundraiser will be live for the month of August. On the website you will be able to look at thumbnails of available artwork, and buy prints for $50 each. These are not fine art prints, but prints of digitally reproduced artwork, therefore each image can be bought multiple times and by multiple people.
All artwork will be printed on 8"x10" archival paper, in an open, unsigned edition, and mailed to purchasers at the end of the fundraiser in early September.
All proceeds after offsetting the costs of printing (approximately $8 towards printing, archival sleeves, and postage) will go towards the DC Ward 6 Mutual Aid Network
This fundraiser was inspired by Images for Baltimore, which raised over $18,000 for the Maryland Food Bank, and Pictures for Elmhurst, which raised over 1.3 million for Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, NY.
About Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Founded in 1972, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) provides opportunities in the visual and performing arts for more than 6000 students and patrons of all ages and abilities each year. Activities include classes, camps, performances, space rental, exhibition, residencies, and workshops. CHAW promotes excellence in and uplifts the arts, encourages coalition building and partnerships, supports local artists, facilitates arts-driven community networks, and stimulates civil discourse. CHAW’s mission of “building community through the arts” is rooted in the belief that the goals of art-making and community-building are synergistic and that diversity is what feeds that synergy. Our robust tuition assistance enables us to take direct action toward bridging our community’s income gap by providing a space where people from different racial, socioeconomic, and geographic backgrounds can learn and create together.
About DC Ward 6 Mutual Aid Network
The DC Ward 6 Mutual Aid Network is a grassroots volunteer effort to support our neighbors and communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis. The network is being coordinated by CHAW’s long-time program partner Serve Your City along with grassroots organizers and community-based Black and Brown-led organizations including Momma's Safe Haven, the TraRon Center, Brotha's Huddle, Training Ground Inc, and more than a dozen other groups. CHAW is participating in the network by serving as a collection point for food donations and art supplies and a hub for distribution out of our basement.
Thank you for continuing to support our community!