HeART LINK Arts Program

Arts Program in Temporary Homeless Shelter, THE LINK


Description of HeART LINK Program

HeART LINK at The Link – The HeART LINK art program is a collaborative effort between the City of Santa Ana Community Development Agency (Arts & Culture Office with the Homeless Services Division) and Mercy House to alleviate misunderstandings about the homeless population by providing a platform for residents (including men, women, and families with children) at The Link, a 24-hour emergency homeless shelter facility in Santa Ana, to express themselves and their humanity through a creative process. Since June 2019, The ARTbar/ARTstarters facilitated 24 workshops using “mindfulness drawing,” acrylic painting, and fiber arts (telling stories in texture, color, movement, and sound) to create individual and group art pieces that are on display inside The Link.

About The Link


About the artist


OC Register article




Theme 1 Inner Peace - drawing of the word "JOY"
2019 HeART LINK Schedule of Activities and Photos

Read More

Hope Mural 1
Past Application

Read More