Kitchen At Union Square Showcases Homeless Artists' Work

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Kitchen at Union Square announced a partnership with H*ART Gallery to showcase artwork from the local art gallery, which offers homeless and other non-traditional artists opportunities to create and sell their work. The collection, which includes many abstract pieces starting at $60 with a $700 piece recently sold, is currently on display throughout the dining areas at Kitchen at Union Square and available for purchase during business hours.  

“We are excited to partner with H*ART Gallery and are honored to showcase this extraordinary collection at Kitchen at Union Square,” said Eve Markowicz, general manager. “The artwork adds vibrancy to the atmosphere of the restaurant, and we are proud to offer an avenue for potential income for the homeless and non-traditional artists who created these pieces.”

H*ART Gallery, a not-for-profit 501c3 business, offers weekly community-based art classes that encompass a diverse population throughout Chattanooga including the homeless and transient community, low-income seniors, at-risk inner-city youth, persons facing mental-health issues or physical challenges as well as many others in need. The gallery works to give those who would not normally have the opportunity a chance to create something of value and understand their capabilities. Money from art sales are returned to the artist and the agency for the benefit of the artist. H*ART Gallery also provides a meal during classes at the Gallery that is shared between the artists and staff with the goal of establishing a relationship that may help the artists toward a life of stability and self-worth.

“By partnering with Kitchen at Union Square, we are now able to broaden the scope and number of people who are exposed to the artwork of our fabulous artists,” said Ellen Heavilon, executive director and founder of H*ART Gallery. “We are grateful to work together with such a fine establishment to display these pieces and raise funds to assist the artists during difficult moments in their life.”

Located in the Tallan Building at 200 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, the restaurant is close to businesses and local attractions and within walking distance from many downtown area hotels. For more information or to make a reservation, call 423 634-9172.


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