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June 2010
Dear Starting Artists Family,

Summer is officially here!  Bring on the sunscreen & beach towels!

And more good news - the Afterschool Program will remain open until Thursday, June 17th!  We'll be celebrating the end of the year  at the ASP with arts & crafts projects, Rock Band afternoons, and lots of games. and kicking off the summer by participating in several community events. 

Don't forget - the Summer Intensive 2010 kicks off on July 12.  Read on to find out more about our upcoming events & programs!
Pepsi Refresh: Help SA win $50,000!!!

Pepsi Refresh Challenge
Each and every month, the Pepsi Refresh Project is giving away millions of dollars to great ideas across the country, and YOUR votes determine the winners!  Starting June 1, vote for Starting Artists EVERY DAY and tell your friends & family to do the same.  We may end up winning 50,000 large ones!

And the best part?  You can simply vote for SA through Facebook!  Just add the Pepsi Refresh Everything app to your account and you'll be ready to vote for up to 10 different ideas or nonprofits every day.

So please, share this information with all your contacts and vote for SA each & every day to help us win $50,000 and continue to bring arts & business training to Brooklyn youth!

Upcoming Community Events with SA!

June 5th and 6th:
The Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk is a fantastic self-guided tour of open studios & area exhibitions, public art projects, special events, and local merchants.  This year, join the ArtWalk on June 5 and 6and experience Brooklyn's best exhibits, artist dialogues, live music, and special deals at restaurants & bars.

Starting Artists will be hosting "Imaginings," the newest show from the Broad Visions Art Consortium!  Broad Visions is a group of retired Brooklyn teachers who meet weekly and create beautiful works of art.

June 19th:
SA will be joining BoCoCa Outdoors @Carroll Park on June 19, a gathering of vendors including jewelry artisans, visual artists, restaurants, & more!  Come for a day of family fun, beautiful art, live music, and community cheer. @Carroll Park, Court St & President St.

June 27th:
Enjoy the best Smith Street has to offer at the Smith Street Sunday Funday on June 27!  This street fair has a great reputation as an artist & crafter venue and foodie haven.  SA's table will feature arts & crafts, face painting, & more.

*** Want to get involved?  Email Lacey to sign up as a volunteer for any of these events!

Special Projects Update

Girls Club:
The SA Girls Club has been hard at work this semester on their first-ever project, creating a film about preventing teenage pregnancy in Brooklyn.  They plan to have their project completed by the end of the Afterschool Program - we'll share it with you as soon as we can!

Creative Entrepreneurs Club:
The CEC is currently finishing their original designs for this semester's recipient nonprofit organization, Moviehouse.  Moviehouse is an interactive screening series whose mission is to promote connections through discussion of issues raised by film. The CEC will design posters and postcards for Moviehouse's upcoming summer film series, CinemaParque, which screens films about the Latino experience in Brooklyn's Sternberg Park Handball Courts.
Spend your SUMMER at SA!

SummerWant to get artistic & entrepreneurial this summer?  SA's Summer Program is your answer!  This program, designed for middle & high school students, will challenge & excite young artists.  Each week features a new theme which guides its lessons and activities, including Photography, Graphic Design, & more!  Visit our Summer Program Focus Page for details.

When: July 12 - August 12
           5 weeks; 4 days each (Monday-Thursday)
Time: 11am - 5pm
Ages: Middle & high schoolers, ages 12-19
Cost: $150 per student, per week*
Apply: In person @ 211 Smith St or via our Summer Program Focus Page

*Some scholarships & internships available!  More info on our Programs Page or please email Lacey.
Thanks for reading and supporting Starting Artists, Inc.!

Take care,
Marisa & Lacey