Love & Art Children's Foundation
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Founded in 2003 by Brasilian artist Alécia de Menezes Seidler in Los Angeles, California, the Love & Art Children’s Foundation was born out of the desire to reach out to children in need and to offer them, through the arts, a way of expression, empowerment and hope.

The foundation brings its unique art workshop program to underprivileged groups of children. Working with an artist, each child has the opportunity to create a large scale, mixed media work of art. Time, attention and care help the children open up and use their vivid imaginations. The resulting art collections are a vibrant testament to the spirit of creativity and youth.

To share the beauty and power of the children's art, Love & Art organizes exhibitions around their creations and their stories. Through the exhibitions these young artists receive recognition for their accomplishments.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain one when we grow up."
Pablo Picasso

NOTHING IN SPACE by Stephanie (age 7).

Some of Love & Art’s past highlights include projects with children afflicted with cancer in Paris and with foster youth in Los Angeles. These art collections titled: L'Enfant et l'Art and Enchanted... exhibited, respectively, at Les Arts Décoratif, in the Louvre Palace and Christie's Beverly Hills.

Love & Art raised $600,000USD from art auctions, conducted by Christie's, that followed each exhibit. 100% of all proceeds directly benefited the organizations providing services for those children, and enabled these young artists to give back to their own communities. 

"It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance...
and I know of no substitute whatever for
the force and beauty of its process."
Henry James

“It took me twelve years to draw like Raphael,
but a lifetime to paint like a child."
Pablo Picasso

Love & Art Children’s Foundation built its first children's house, Casa da Criança Amor & Arte, that provides a safe haven for underprivileged children offering them a variety of art workshops, healthy educational activities and sport programs in Jataí, Goiás, Brasil.

Casa da Criança Amor & Arte will be a model for more children centers the foundation envisions. We are looking for like-minded people and organizations with similar goals to join us on future projects.

“Art lives upon discussion, upon experiment, upon curiosity,
upon variety of attempt, upon exchange of views
and the comparison of standpoints.”
Henry James

Casa da Criança Amor & Arte under construction in Jataí, GO , Brasil.

Love & Art Children's Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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