by Ashley G. Reyes
February is the month of love and appreciation! The BxArts Factory wanted to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Bronx and Crafts event, A Box for Your Beau or Belle.
Bronx and Crafts is a series of fundraising events that enable BxArts Factory to fund various free art and community engagement events for Bronxites of all ages. February’s Bronx and Crafts event, A Box for Your Beau or Belle, engaged participants in decorating wooden boxes for a loved one while enjoying a night out.
With the guidance from Laura Alvarez, one of our co-founders, participants were given tips and examples on how they may decorate their boxes. Fellow Bronxites were guided to use various mediums such as acrylic paint, fabrics, printed-paper and more to decorate their boxes. With the assistance of advisory committee members, the time to decorate boxes commenced. Participants worked diligently while creating their boxes for themselves, their children and partners! During this time, Bronx Draft House provided a relaxing environment with one complimentary drink (with the purchase of an event ticket), an amazing mix of music and great service to ensure that BxArts Factory had a smooth event.
Participants and the BxArts Factory members created beautiful pieces for Valentine’s Day and commented on each other's work. At the end of the night, participants also shared their thoughts through a survey. Here are some of things they said!
What did you like the most about the event?:
“The dope supplies and lovely people…”
“The facilitators are awesome. They were friendly and helpful and had great energy. I liked the venue. The idea was cool and the supplies were great.”
“The unity of being together making art.”
All who attended rated the event as Excellent!
This Bronx and Craft’s event was an artistic night of love and crafts. The BxArts Factory sends a Thank You to all whom attended and made this event possible!
Thanks to the purchase of the tickets, there will be many more opportunities for many to join the BxArts Factory in free art events, workshops and programs. Continue to follow us on Instagram and Facebook (@BxArtsFactory) to keep up with future Bronx and Crafts events and many more community engagement opportunities!
Bringing Art to Every Household.