Kentucky’s Largest Street Painting Festival held in Louisville!

Via Colori®, The Street Painting Festival is FREE for the public to attend. It will be held on October 19 and 20, 2019 at the Big Four Lawn at the Louisville Waterfront in Lousiville Ky. Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 10am-5pm

Via Colori is a fabulous event which raises funds and awareness for abused and neglected foster kids under the New Beginnings Foundation. This event brings together artists, volunteers, cosplayers, superheroes and businesses and non-profit agencies in a unique community project to raise awareness, funds and community partnership for foster children across the state!

Once a year, Kentucky is transformed into a magical, artistic and creative place where families, artists, musicians, advocates and even pets revel in the knowledge that art can save!

There will be Street Painting, Musicians on two stages, Vendors, plenty of food, large children’s area, Live action adventure Kart racing, bounce houses, street performers, cosplayers, a TARDIS, crafters, artists. an evening art walk, and our own mascot Vicasso!

The event directly benefits New Beginnings Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) that benefits therapeutic foster children across the state of Kentucky.

Our websites:
www.viacolorikentucky.com
www.facebook.com/viacoloriky

Thanks and have a great day!

We encourage every organization who needs a voice to contact us today about booth space. If you are a musician, artist, community leader, business, foster family or even just someone who loves art, contact us today at www.viacolorikentucky.com to see how you can help this amazing endeavor!

Join us at our Weekly Wraparound – an online Facebook Live foster parent support group.

Join us at our Weekly Wraparound – an online Facebook Live foster parent support group.

Join us at our Weekly Wraparound – an online Facebook Live foster parent support group.

Join us at our Weekly Wraparound – an online Facebook Live foster parent support group.

Join us at our Weekly Wraparound – an online Facebook Live foster parent support group.

I am the “newbie” in my line of work. This is my first official job in the human services field, and I have chosen to go head first into a “difficult” branch of human services – foster care. Do I work directly with foster children? No, I don’t. But I do see them, I interact with them occasionally, I hear and know their stories. Do I work directly with them? No, but do they impact me? Yes. I know their stories. I know the things that these small humans have gone through, and its heart wrenching. I have compassion, empathy, sympathy, sadness, anger, you name it. I have many feelings towards foster care. I have many feelings towards trauma. So I have a big job, my first job, in the field of human services and the branch of foster care. I have to teach other people who have these feelings, not to allow these feelings to overcome their ability to provide a home for a child with trauma, who will most likely be returned to the people who caused the trauma to begin with.
Fun, right?

You probably think I am crazy, and these people wanting to be foster parents are crazy, and that the time I spend teaching individuals how to deal with trauma, and be a therapeutic home, to give these children a better life, is a waste of time. Or that these individuals who become foster parents are wasting their time, because why would you spend so much time and effort, to try and change a person, then send them right back into the arms of the people who messed them up?

We aren’t crazy.

And you cannot change a person, or what happened to them to cause trauma.

But you can show them what it is like to be loved. To be in a stable home. To feel worth. And that is something that they will take with them. They will learn what love feels like, and they will learn what they are worth, and they will realize that they should not accept anything less than the love they deserve. And that, that one thing, is life changing.
I am not teaching people to fix people. I am teaching people to change lives.

 

Ashley Huffman

Recruiter/Trainer – NBFS Elizabethtown

Join us at our Weekly Wraparound – an online Facebook Live foster parent support group.

Join us at our Weekly Wraparound – an online Facebook Live foster parent support group.

Join us at our Weekly Wraparound – an online Facebook Live foster parent support group.