Q: Tell us a little bit about Grit Art and Tech Association. What does GATA do?
A: Grit Art and Tech Association (GATA) is an art-based non-profit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our volunteers work weekly on paintings which we then sell and donate the profits to other non-profit organizations, such as FGT.
Q: How many young artists do you engage with in your program each year and where do these artists come from?
A: Currently, we have about 20 youth artists in the program. We mainly recruit the youth members from local communities in the Bay Area.
Q: Why is art so important to your community?
A: Art plays a large role in our community because it can influence societies. Art is everywhere. Art is also a way of documenting cultural events at the moment.
Q: How did you first become involved with Family Giving Tree?
A: We came to know FGT through volunteering at the warehouse for their Holiday Wish Drive.
Q: What do you value most about your partnership with Family Giving Tree?
A: Family Giving Tree allows us to gain a broader horizon, more exposure for our community of artists. Through partnerships like the one we have with FGT we are able to help those in need.
Q: Is there anything you would like to share with Family Giving Tree's donors and supporters who have seen or purchased art from GATA?
A: GATA youth members have done amazing work to create those fantastic art entries. The works these young artists have produced is so impressive and unbelievable. GATA members are proud of the contributions they can make to the society.
To learn more about Grit Art and Tech Association, or to get involved, visit their website at gritat.org/
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