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, Woodhaven, Wyandotte