Artistry Unhoused: Enlightenment from the Streets exhibit

Not Hopeless (2021) Shania Curl

“Homeless not hopeless.”

That’s the message on one of Shania Curl’s color pencil entries in the Artistry Unhoused exhibit, which features the work of artists who are homeless, formerly homeless, or impacted in someway by homelessness.

The exhibit will be up at the Arts Council’s Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery at 212 Main St. in Downtown Evansville from Aug. 10 to Aug. 28.

The exhibit is in partnership with Aurora, an Evansville nonprofit focused on preventing and ending homelessness in the city.

More than 50 pieces from 15 different artists are featured in the show. The Arts Council waived its commission fee for all entries, so artists will receive 100 percent of money from any work they sell.

The public is invited to a closing reception for the exhibit at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at the Arts Council. There will also be an On The Roof concert that night from 7-10 p.m. featuring Sluice, Moose Collective, Cairo Jag, and The Hypertensions.