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Starting Artists video wins
in the national "Why Arts Matter" contest!

LizzieTo help celebrate its 50th anniversary, Americans for the Arts challenged constituents to create 2-minute  entries to the Why Arts Matter Video Contest.  The competition received entries from across the nation, and we are excited to announce that our Executive Director Marisa's entry, created with SA students, won the grand prize!

Marisa's Why Arts Matter video will be shown on the the largest HD screen in Times Square, the MTV 44 1/2 screen!  The video will play 4 times every hour from October 25 - 31 and will feature the best 30 seconds of Marisa's video plus information about Starting Artists.  SA will also receive an HD Flip video camera to continue making art!

So we're going on a field trip - join us as we travel to Times Square to celebrate our victory and watch the Why Arts Matter video on the big screen on Saturday, October 30!  All students, parents, and community welcome -  we're meeting at 5pm in Times Square.  Halloween costumes encouraged!  Please email Lacey to get directions to the MTV 44 1/2 screen.

Congratulations to Marisa and all the starting artists who helped!  See the winning entry here.

Marisa is a Top Ten Do Gooder
Brooklyn Community Foundation

Thank you to everyone who spent time voting for Marisa in th
e Brooklyn Community Foundation Do Gooder competition!  It was a fun way to connect with other Brooklyn residents doing great work in the community.  Marisa's supporters, who voted from across the globe, voted her into the Top Ten in the Education & Youth Achievement category!  The final winners will be honored November 3 by Brooklyn Community Foundation.
Starting Artists exhibit at Papel on Court St

PapelWe have teamed up with Papel New York, a lovely paper store on Court Street, to display a small exhibition of Starting Artists photographs
.  This mini-exhibition features 9 beautiful framed prints by SA students - PLUS the pieces are for sale and proceeds will benefit our organization!

Papel New York is located at 255 Court Street, between Warren & Baltic.  Please stop by to see our students' work, and join us in a big congratulations to artists Alicia, Chandani, Chloe, Duncan, Jauhara, and Lily!

And don't forget - the Free Friday afternoon on October 29th will be the SA Halloween Party!  Bring your costumes and your scary faces - we'll be playing Rock Band, taking pictures, enjoying candy, and of course, making art!

Take care,
Marisa and Lacey