I am very excited to announce that Mayer Arts will be partnering with Emergency Arts to make art supply boxes for those in need. The minute I saw this project I knew it would be a great fit for our program. Mayer Arts is all about spreading the joy of the arts to children around the Twin Cities. What better opportunity for our students to help continue spreading that joy to other kids just like them in our own community!

All you have to do is pack a box filled with fun art supplies and bring them to us! Join us to help bring joy to the community! Boxes need to be collected by the end of July 2020.

From Emergency Arts’ website:

Emergency Arts Boxes

“Art helps us work through grief, loss and trauma. Art can help us process and express our thoughts, feelings and experiences, create meaning and to build connections. Emergency Arts Boxes are filled with art supplies that will be distributed to people devastated by the killing of George Floyd and impacted by the public health issue of racism in Minneapolis.”

Contribute to Emergency Arts

Contribute funds to support Emergency Arts. Funds will be utilized to support the operations of Emergency Arts.

Note: Contributions are not tax deductible as Emergency Arts is not a 501c3.

Pack a Box

1. Find a Box or Shoe Box

Cardboard or plastic average sized shoe box.

2. Pack Box with Art Supplies

Pack new, packaged and unopened art supplies.
Pack your boxes with intention and care. The experience of opening the box should communicate respect, creativity and solidarity.
Pack boxes with any or all art supplies:
Colored pencils
Manual pencil sharpener
Glue stick
Blank construction paper
Blank notebooks
Blank sketchpad
Paints and brushes
Watercolor set
Air dry clay

3. Create Art or a Message and Place Inside the Box

Draw, write, or create something with a message of hope, solidarity, and justice:
Justice for George Floyd
We stand with you
We will not be silent

4. Bring Your Box to a Mayer Arts Class or Contact Gina for More Information

Please practice all safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including social distancing, washing hands, and wearing masks. We care for the health of our communities and we are looking out for our most vulnerable community members when we take these simple precautions.


More Information About Emergency Arts