Brushstrokes For History* is a non-profit organization based in Broward County, Florida, dedicated to transforming communities through art and preserving the lesser-known history of the region. Founded by Yana Danzig, a visionary artist, avid gardener, and community activist, the organization has become a catalyst for connecting artists with the rich stories and history of Broward County.
Founder[edit | edit source]
- Yana Danzig* initiated Brushstrokes For History at the age of 17 while still a high school student. Her passion for art, community activism, and love for gardening converged into a mission to elevate the often overlooked history of Broward County. Yana's vision is to inspire others to become the brush that paints history across the United States and Canada.
Mission[edit | edit source]
Brushstrokes For History's mission is to serve as the brush that paints the history of communities that may be overshadowed. Through the collaboration between artists and residents, the organization transforms wooden panels, originally used to cover broken doors and windows, into beautiful works of art. These creations represent the stories and history of lesser-known areas in Broward County, including the iconic Sistrunk Blvd.
Overview[edit | edit source]
Brushstrokes For History, Inc. operates as a registered non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3). The organization actively promotes community connections between artists and history. By engaging with community members and delving into historical research, Brushstrokes For History documents the past through art, shedding light on the lesser-known areas of Broward County and celebrating its history through positive imagery.
Summer Initiatives[edit | edit source]
During the summer, the organization facilitated connections between volunteers and local students in summer camps. This collaborative effort aimed to educate participants about history while creating art. The organization continues to foster these connections, encouraging artists to engage with the community, raise awareness of history, and celebrate local culture through artistic expression.
Our Process[edit | edit source]
Interactive Activities[edit | edit source]
- Create Brushstrokes for History Panels:* Engaging volunteers and artists in the creation of art panels that serve as visual representations of Broward County's history.
- Decorate Little Free Libraries:* Enhancing community spaces by adorning Little Free Libraries with artistic creations, making knowledge and culture accessible to all.