For those who don’t know, on the 3rd Saturday of each month we host an open urban arts session where anyone who wants to practice dancing, dj-ing, painting, etc. can come out and use the facility. Some of the kids from our children’s department came out this week and showed some of the young adults some moves.
From Urban Arts Outreach website:
Urban Arts Outreach is a multi-church fellowship of artists practicing together to build our skills and mentor in the purposes of a loving God.
Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy … Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress. – Apostle Paul writes within 1 Timothy 4:12-16
Our mission is to bridge cultural relevance and a personal God given purpose by helping start art practice spots (what we call sessions) that connect artists to local community causes. By doing this we empower local means to help local needs and address issues at their root.
Sessions provide grounds for 3 needs:
Community that reconciles diversity
Cultivation of indigenous skills
Connection to local charities
Our pilot session began in 2007 in Downtown Santa Ana, the heart of Orange County California, where we’ve been facilitating break dancing, graff arts, emceeing, deejaying, and other creative arts. The local youth call Santa Ana “Saint City,” so we named our session Saint City Session because it belongs and exists for them. This session serves as an open platform where people of different backgrounds and beliefs can equally dialog with one another through art.
A few highlights of the April session
So if you love hip hop please come out to the next session and if you don’t come on out anyway. It will be a great way to engage with the next generation of leaders in our community!