Sustainable Art Colleciton from a local community in Lagos, Nigeria makes its way to the U.S

Slum Art Foundaiton in collabaration with Waste Reduciton Art Project and Walls for Justice present groundbraking sustainable artistis from Lagos, Nigeria in Philadelphia, PA on exhibit in Cherry Street Pier March 1- 31, 2024.
PHILADELPHIA - Feb. 29, 2024 - PRLog -- Slum Art Foundation in collaboration with Walls for Justice and Waste Reduction Art Project are bringing  sustainable collage art colleciton created by young and talented sustainability artists from the Slums of Lagos, Nigeria to Cherry Street Pier, Philadelphia, PA.

How it all started?

One of WRAP's acclaimed resident artists Derek Gores gave a workshop to a local school in Lagos two years ago and a collection of astonishing art came out as a result.

Now some of these 500+ artworks are in Philadelphia, PA on exhibit in Cherry Street Pier at the Walls for Justice space until the end of March, 2024. The exhibit has been extended due to great interest and demand from the local community.

We are seeking support in bringing awareness to this show and what is happening back home in Nigeria while the show is on display in the US.

At 4 am on Feb 11, 2024 the village of Ijora Badia where the artists lived was demolished and now many residents are homeless. Slum Art Foundation started a grassroots effort in helping the relocation. Proceeds from the show will go to supprot the village of Ijora Badia displaced residents.

The story of this collection is a true reflection of the fight for justice, cry out against climate change, and protection of basic human rights.

The artwork can be seen on exhibit at:

121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Second Floor, Walls for Justice Studio
Show Times: Feb 2 – March 31 (extending into April - closing date pending)
Sun – Thursday 12-9pm
Friday – Saturday 11am-11pm

Learn more about Slum Art Foundaiton, WRAP and Walls for Justice here:

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