Founded in 1974 and re-launched in 2014, Barrio Mobile Art Studio (BMAS) takes art creation to the streets with arts programming that features both youth and multi-generational workshops. Trained in 2014 on peer-to-peer workshop facilitation, professional development, and social entrepreneurship, twenty-five artists administer BMAS. This allows Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) to hire artists, pay them a competitive fee, and enact its mission of self-help. BMAS assists the artists in their professional development (lesson planning and curriculum development) by providing field experience through the facilitation of SHG’s acclaimed workshops.
BMAS empowers artists to activate spaces into creative hubs, even if just for a few hours.
EVERYONE CAN BE AN ARTIST
The BMAS creative team facilitates workshops in the community that include: printmaking (silkscreening, linocut, dry point, monotype), digital art using mobile devices and tablets, aerosol art (including temporary murals), and stencil work, among other workshops that can be customized to fit any scenario. The BMAS was founded as a program that works towards equity and social justice through art.