Upcycled Art Non-profit to host Summer Arts Festival
Nashville, TN – SmART! Supplies, a social enterprise of Progress Inc. will host its first Summer Arts Festival on Saturday, June 25th from 10am – 2pm at 4 Buchi Court, Nashville TN 37204. This free event will offer a wide selection of arts and crafts activities for parents and children. SmART! Supplies sells reclaimed arts and crafts materials at discount prices, while employing people with disabilities. Proceeds from SmART! Supplies support Progress Inc., a non-profit organization serving people with disabilities and seniors in Middle Tennessee for more than 40 years.
The Summer Arts Festival will celebrate the two year anniversary of SmART! Supplies. Festival partners include Innovo Management and Green Elephant Art Studio. Innovo Management is a multi-faceted music management and booking company based out of Nashville, TN, and will be presenting a stage of live music from 10 – 2pm at the Summer Arts Festival. Green Elephant Arts Studio is an art studio for children in the Nashville area and offers art classes, open studio, workshops and more. Green Elephants Arts Studio will be hosting a free craft project for kids at the festival.
The Summer Arts Festival at SmART! Supplies is entirely free to attend, and will offer a fun summer day of being creative outdoors. In addition, the store will also be offering a $20 basket sale to coincide with the festival. Customers may fill a yellow shopping basket with supplies and materials for just $20.
Since opening in 2014, SmART! Supplies has sold more than 200,000 items originally destined for landfills. The store offers an upcycled art boutique, hosts a variety of workshops throughout the year and also provides volunteer opportunities for non-profit organizations, including Friends Life Community and Girl Scouts. SmART! Supplies supports people with intellectual disabilities through employment and job training; store proceeds fund the many programs of Progress, including day programs, residential support and employment training.
Progress Inc. is a non-profit organization in Nashville, TN that promotes health, happiness and safety for people with disabilities and senior adults needing care. Progress provides staff supports to bridge the gap between limited independence and the realization of the best possible life. For more information about Progress, visit www.Progress-Inc.org or call 615-399-3000.
SmART! Supplies is a unique retail space that sells locally made, up-cycled goods, and reclaimed art and craft materials. SmART! benefits Progress, Inc. – A local nonprofit for adults with intellectual disabilities and senior citizens. For more information about SmART! Supplies visit www.SmartSupplies.org or call 615-454-5808.