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“The artist's role is to raise the consciousness of the people. To make them understand life, the world and themselves more completely. That's how I see it. Otherwise, I don't know why you do it.” - Amiri Baraka

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the supporters of The 2nd Annual Art Inspired Healing Festival: A Celebration of Healing.

At this years festival, our wonderful and special community, The Art Inspired Healing Collective, supported by an extraordinary team of volunteers, turned out to support our initiative to commit to healing in an art inspired way. Thank you to our supporters for their patronage, devotion, and generosity. Individuals, businesses, and sponsors gave generously in support of this critical event, to assist us in providing a space vital to continuing to build community, invest in our healing, and in our commitment to using art inspiration to thrive.

The Art Inspired Healing Festival is the single most important event for 2 Inspire Peace Inc. It celebrates Mental Health Awareness, and allows for us all to come together to provide vital services to our community in collaboration and partnership of many organizations, programs, initiatives, thank you to our supportive community for making this moment possible. Organizing an event such as The Art Inspired Healing Festival takes tremendous energy and dedication.

The success of the festival rests squarely on the shoulders of our exceptional festival planning team and volunteers led by a capable and passionate group of chairs: King Shakur, Jonathan GNO White, Phyllis Williams, Gabrielle Bolling, Felicia Nelson, Domonique Mack, Anita Crethers, Charlotte Crethers, Barbara Johnson, Azure Arthur, Tracy Wallace, Angela Muhammad, Alex Scott, Chimeka Donnell, and Nikisha Patton Handy.

Success for the festival also takes a great base of sponsorship. We are exceptionally thankful to this year's festival sponsors, including The City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture/Community, African American Museum of Dallas, Dallas Public Library : MLK & J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, Guayakí Yerba Mate, Alternate ROOTS, Pan African Connection Art Gallery and Bookstore, Big Thought, Texas Alliance of Black School Educators, Taurus Moon, South Dallas Cultural Center, Fair Park First, Sunny South Dallas Food Park, Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation, Cornerstone Baptist Church of Dallas TX, Dallas - Fort Worth Urban League Young Professionals, Hopeful Heartbreakers Literary Donations & Charities, The Art Inspired Healing Collective, and special publicity support and sponsorship by The Dallas Free Press. We appreciate SweetMarc for their extensive coverage of the experience. We will continue to cherish the media created at this event for many years to come.

On behalf of The Art Inspired Healing Collective, I offer our sincere gratitude for the tireless effort, passion, creativity, time and dollars offered by volunteers and our generous supporters. Thank you for joining us in celebrating our inaugural Art Inspired Healing Festival. You have made The Art Inspired Healing Collective and 2 Inspire Peace Inc. a truly remarkable success. Thank you!

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We are excited and looking forward to our upcoming 3rd Annual Art Inspired Healing Festival on May 4, 2024 held at Fair Park. Thank you to "Scavenger Hunts by Let's Roam" for providing an opportunity to showcase scavenger hunts for our participants during our next festival. It you missed this year's festival, save the date for 2024! See you there!

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