Art4Allpgh

What began with a conversation between Kate McGrady (Artsmiths of Pittsburgh executive director) and Tricia Brancolini-Foley (Handmade Arcade executive director) has become a fun and creative way to get art and making into children's hands. Feeling a deep sense of loss in their creative worlds as social distancing, closed businesses and schools, and canceled events became the new normal, Kate and Tricia decided to start the Art4All Pittsburgh movement where volunteers can create craft kits which will be distributed through organizations that are serving lunches or working with kids.Together, Kate and Tricia designed craft kits and safety procedures that can be easily be replicated, created and distributed by others in the community.

PROGRESS TO DATE:

  • October 2021 – 
  • September 2021 – 92 Painting Students at Carnegie Fall Fest.
  • September 2021 – 15 Free Watercolor Students at Carnegie Library.
  • September 2021 – 19 Free Autumn Art Students at Carnegie Fall Fest.
  • September 2021 – 280 Loom Weaving Kits to Patrons of Fair in the Park in Mellon Park, Pittsburgh
  • August 2021 – 80 Macrame Necklace Kits to South Hills Interfaith Movement Summer Camp.
  • August 2021 – 80 Macrame Necklace Kits to BGCWP Summer Camp Lawrenceville.
  • August 2021 – 80 Macrame Necklace Kits to BGCWP Summer Camp Carnegie.
  • August 2021 – 80 Paracord Bracelet to South Hills Interfaith Movement Summer Camp.
  • August 2021 – 80 Paracord Bracelet to BGCWP Summer Camp Lawrenceville.
  • August 2021 – 80 Paracord Bracelet Kits to BGCWP Summer Camp Carnegie.
  • August 2021 – 80 Peace Chimes Kits to South Hills Interfaith Movement Summer Camp.
  • August 2021 – 80 Peace Chimes Kits to BGCWP Summer Camp Lawrenceville.
  • August 2021 – 80 Peace Chimes Kits to BGCWP Summer Camp Carnegie.
  • August 2021 – 13 Free Paracord Bracelet Students at Carnegie Crawl.
  • July 2021 – 15 Free Loom Weaving Students at Carnegie Crawl.
  • July 2021 – 80 Keychain Making Kits to South Hills Interfaith Movement Summer Camp.
  • July 2021 – 80 Keychain Making Kits to BGCWP Summer Camp Lawrenceville.
  • July 2021 – 80 Keychain Making Kits to BGCWP Summer Camp Carnegie.
  • July 2021 – 80 Loom Weaving Kits to South Hills Interfaith Movement Summer Camp.
  • July 2021 – 80 Loom Weaving Kits to BGCWP Summer Camp Lawrenceville.
  • July 2021 – 80 Loom Weaving Kits to BGCWP Summer Camp Carnegie.
  • July 2021 – 80 Garden Art Kits to South Hills Interfaith Movement Summer Camp.
  • July 2021 – 80 Garden Art Kits to BGCWP Summer Camp Lawrenceville.
  • July 2021 – 80 Garden Art Kits to BGCWP Summer Camp Carnegie.
  • June 2021 – 25 Free Keychain Making Students at Carnegie Crawl.
  • May 2021 – 175 Mosaic Kits to BGCWP.
  • February 2021 – 50 Jewelry Making Kits to BGCWP for Girls Week.
  • January 2021 – 175 Clay Making Kits to BGCWP Club on the Go.
  • December 2020 – 175 Painting and Drawing Kits to BGCWP Club on the Go.
  • July 2020– 200 Paper Themed kits to BGCWP Club on the Go. 
  • July 2020 – 200 Fiber Themed kits to BGCWP Club on The Go.
  • July 2020– 50 Paper Themed kits and 50 Fiber Kits to South Hills Interfaith Mission (SHIM)
  • June 2020 – 200 Kentucky Coffee Tree Kits donated by Tree Pittsburgh to BGCWP.
  • June 2020 – 100 Yarn Butterfly kits to Pittsburgh families through Hello Neighbor.
  • May 2020 – 125 Journal kits to Brentwood Borough School District Free Lunch Program.
  • May 2020 – 90 Dreamcatcher Test kits to Pittsburgh BGCWP.
  • April 2020– 100 Dreamcatcher Test kits to Carnegie Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania (BGCWP).
  • TOTAL NUMBER OF KITS/PROGRAMS DELIVERED TO DATE: 3589

If you are an organization that has benefited from Art4Allpgh, you can complete your program survey here.

And now WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

Art4AllPGH is looking for community partners LIKE YOU to create and distribute easily replicated craft kits.