Philosophy: Daydreamz works to provide underserved populations with uniqueopportunities to empower themselves through their own creative voice, and thereby create alternate directions for the future-- their own and the community’s.
We believe that Community-Art creates a bridge across differences and opportunities, allowing creative expression to enrich participants and community members alike.
Join us at upcoming events for community building, healing, & hope!
2010 Happenings: (click underlined items for details or photos)
Community Garden - Now in its 2nd year, the project also includes folks from the ARC Group Homes, alongside other community members and a Master Gardener. Click here for photos
"Ripples of Hope" - Grew to 13 locations this year, exhibiting survivor and supporters healing art pieces about sexual assault and abuse, throughout Haywood County during April, for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Daydreamz turns 10 years old! Yes this summer marks ten years since Daydreamz artists began their Community-Arts projects together. Look forward to details on our Celebration before the year ends!
A Summertime Kids grant from the Community Foundation of WNC, supported a much needed program for Youth with Special Needs last summer (see photos); and offered community youth the chance to Go GREEN (see photos).
Our Community Garden began as a re-use initiative, re-purposing old dumpsters as raised bed containers, which allowed senior citizens to garden without being on the ground or stooping, thanks in part to a Healthy Haywood grant. see photos
We joined with International Fiber Collaborative artists from around the world, for The Tree Project focused on Interdependence. It debuted in a Huntsville, AL park, and now decorates the lobby of their Children's Museum.(see photos )
Survivors and supporters created healing art pieces expressing feelings about sexual assault and abuse. The "Ripples of Hope" exhibit debuted in 7 galleries in Haywood County, NC throughout April, for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Daydreamz got a new HOME... in the mountains of Western NC, where our first visions and projects originated. We can be reached at: 96 Johnson Hill Dr. Waynesville, NC 28786 828-476-4231 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community mural projects with Bridges of Silence & at-risk youth... see photos
Larimer Chalk Art Festival, our 3rd year to share, was more fun & learning, June 7 & 8, 2008...see photos
The 5th annual "break the silence-stop the violence" event was May 8, 2008. It was an evening of performers, survivors, and supporters sharing healing and HOPE for change.
Citywide gallery - "Ripples of Hope" - survivors art exhibition at 5 Denver Metro galleries April 2008.
4th annual event "Breaking the Silence" - Oct. 6, 2007
"Ripples of Hope" Gallery - Sept. 2007 throughout Metro Denver
Pinwheels for Peace - international youth project
Botanic Gardens Birdhaus Bash 7/12/07
Street Painting festival - La Piazza del Arte 2007
Happenings: (click for
Mission Statement:We are dedicated to developing collaborations between artists and communities, that will
educate, raise awareness of social issues, and initiate positive change.
Women's Creative Express
Youth Video Projects
Who we are:Daydreamz is an Artistic Collective founded by a small group of artists who saw needs in their communities’ and felt obliged to use their talents and gifts to address them. Since its conception in 1994 our membership has grown and our projects have spanned both coasts of the US. We retuned to Western NC the end of 2008, and still have active members and projects in Colorado, Arizona, Texas, New York, and Chile.
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