How did "NO ARTIST LEFT BEHIND" start?
"NO ARTIST LEFT BEHIND" is the culmination of many ideas that were tested out at a local venue called
Penelope's Venue located in the heart of the downriver community in the city of Southgate. Penelope's Venue is
the brain child of our chairman Donna Neuman she wanted to bring a place of art for all to use and enjoy in the
pursuit of the arts. The building was remodeled and fitted with all the equipment needed to perform plays, music
events, art shows, classes, and more. The space is versatile with its open stage and seating area. As the word
spread about the space that was created, local artists started coming to take advantage of the space. NO ARTIST
LEFT BEHIND was born when a small collective of artists, actors, photographers and musicians and writers and
poets sat down and saw this locations potential and the need in the Downriver Community to help people though
their art. As a group these artists seen the need and wanted to do something about it.
How does "NO ARTIST LEFT BEHIND" plan to help:
Penelope's Venue is offering NALB the opportunity to utilize the space, equipment, and accessories for NALB's
vision. This will give NALB the space needed to offer artistic opportunities to clients and viewing opportunities
to the public. At Penelope's Venue, NALB will have access to a fully functioning stage, DMX digital lighting,
sound system, props, and art supplies to learn from and train with. The venue has a 250-person capacity
potential where through shows and events clients potentially have access to other local artists, musicians,
actors, directors, and producers.
Who we plan to help:
NALB seeks to benefit those artists with mental illness, substance abuse, grief, severe loss, PTSD, domestic
violence, divorce, physical illness, physical & mental disabilities; chronic depression, suicidal, and ex-prison
inmates. We are open to all religions, races, genders, etc. except for hate groups.
NALB also seeks to benefit the public. By offering those in need a place to create art, the public will have a
beautiful, exciting place to come and see/experience the art created by the wonderful clients who created it and
live in the downriver community. This creates a sense of community pride and neighborhood healing by getting
to know each other through art.
What area does "NO ARTIST LEFT BEHIND" benefit
Our Downriver Community which consists of these cities:
Allen Park, Brownstown Township, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile Township, Huron Charter
Township, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, River Rouge, Riverview, Rockwood, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, Trenton,