Bountiful Art

Brown Bag ArtI went to Workhouse Arts Center, a former correctional facility, that’s buildings were converted into studios featuring an array of art by local artists. When I entered Building 4 something unusual immediately caught my eyes — a colorful display of lunch bags sporadically covering eight walls. The empty lunch bags were canvases for original works created and signed by artists in that building and various guest artists. Initially, 1,200 works of brown bag art covered the walls. Each one is sold for $10 and 100 percent of the sales are donated to purchase food for Food for Others. I bought one that is an abstract painting of the Olympic rings. I can’t wait to display it in my office!

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