Front Porch: Everett art exhibit focuses on the homeless

‘Another View’ exhibit

An exhibit featuring artworks by homeless and previously homeless people is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Cafe Zippy, 2811 Wetmore, Everett. The art will remain at the coffee shop until Feb. 12.

It’s the second annual showing of the exhibit called “Another View.” The Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington is coordinating the show that’s purpose is to give artists who are homeless and previously homeless an opportunity to share their work and inspiration. It aims to give the community an opportunity to more deeply understand that the “face of homelessness.”

For more information, go to www.interfaithwa.org.

Create tote bags: Bring your sewing machine or serger, some basic sewing tools and help the Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors sew large tote bags for foster children brought to Safe Place, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in a classroom behind the WSU Extension Office at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Children use the totes to carry their possessions as they begin their move through the foster care system, so they don’t have to carry belongings in garbage bags.

There will be plenty of supplies and eye-catching print fabric provided for the totes. Arlene Harrison will lead the project. Bring a brown bag lunch.

For more information, call 206-595-9717 or email Cpeerysew@aol.com.

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