In partnership with "Artists Striving to End Poverty" (ASTEP), every Tapestry sold directly contributes to transforming the lives of underserved children around the world through the power of the arts – in a direct and tangible way each month!
ASTEP connects performing and visual artists with underserved youth in the U.S. and around the world to awaken their imaginations, foster critical thinking, and help them break the cycle of poverty. In collaboration with schools and youth serving organizations ASTEP meets the specific needs of each community - tailoring programs to address the unique risks that youth face.
Why the Arts?
Both ASTEP, and Third Eye Tapestries, believe that access to the arts is essential to children’s academic and social success. From advancing creative thinking, to teaching problem solving and fostering collaboration – arts education brings about significant improvements in young people’s educational and social development.
Collaboration – to communicate and work with others
Critical Thinking – ability to identify and evaluate facts to guide decision making
Creative Problem Solving – to create a solutions to real-life problems, independently
Community Engagement – to create a support system and connection to the community that counteracts poverty
ASTEP's work clearly demonstrates how art crosses all borders and unites us together. Thank you for supporting the children they serve through a Third Eye Tapestries purchase!