The new ‘Little Art Library’ provides supplies for those in need

BATON ROUGE – The area of ​​the capital is becoming a little more colorful, all with the help of the new ‘Small Art Library’. This brand new addition is located right in front of the ‘Walls Project’ headquarters in Baton Rouge.

“This is really open to the community and whatever you want to do with it,” said project manager Samantha Morgan.

Morgan says the goal is to help supply art supplies to those in need.

“It’s not something that’s cheap and not too many people can afford it, but we all have creativity, and we all have energy. We all have passion, and why can’t you pursue a career in art just because you don’t have the resources?” said Morgan. “Why don’t we have access to explore all that will bring them joy?”

The Little Art Library is available to everyone in the community to get what they need, or you can donate materials.

Jay Schwarzoff rides a bike on America Street every week. Now that the city has a place to put art supplies to those in need, it is already planning to donate its supplies.

“Well, I have a lot of pottery, glaze and tools that I haven’t used in more than 20 years; they stand in the back of my closet,” Schwarzoff said. “I can’t wait for someone else to use them.”

Although the Little Art Library is destined to spark that imagination, Morgan says, this project is designed to help artists in need get out of poverty.

“That’s what the Walls Project is trying to do. We really want to break down barriers, social walls that keep people from living their best lives,” Morgan said.

To continue to foster the art community in Baton Rouge, the Walls Project plans to create more Little Art Libraries across the city.

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