Doors to Homes and Hope: An Outdoor Art Exhibit

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September 13, 2013 

Doors to Homes and Hope is an outdoor public art exhibit to increase awareness of Gwinnett Habitat for HumanityGwinnett ReStore and ArtWorks! Gwinnett. This inaugural event connects the community through public art to recognize the issue of inadequate housing. Doors to Homes and Hope is hosted by the City of Norcross. In addition to the exhibit in Norcross, Doors of Art will also be featured in Suwanee, Duluth and several public spaces around the county. Doors of Art will be available for purchase online with proceeds supporting the Habitat mission and the arts in Gwinnett.

Doors to Homes and Hope is an unprecedented collaboration between public, private and non-profit sectors who all have pulled together to increase awareness of the need for decent, affordable housing not just in our community, but around the world.

A sneak peak of a few doors of art will be exhibited during the Duluth Fall Festival (Saturday and Sunday, September 28th-29th) where 60,000 people visit each year. Doors of Art created by Duluth High School will be on display. Fall Festival visitors will be invited to return to Duluth to see all of the Doors of Art during the Doors to Homes Tour the month of October. (www.duluthfallfestival.org

Gwinnett Great Days of Service student volunteers from Gwinnett Technical College will install the Doors of Art in Norcross, Duluth, Suwanee and other public spaces throughout Gwinnett on Friday, October 4th. (gwinnettgreatdaysofservice.org)

The Doors of Art dedication will be during the Norcross Art Fest (Saturday, October 5th at 10:00 AM) where 50,000 people are expected in attendance.  Doors of Art will also be on exhibit in Suwanee, Duluth and several public spaces throughout Gwinnett County during the month of October. (www.norcrossartfest.splashfestivals.com)

Reverend Brent Bohanan the Executive Director of Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity will lead Habitat employees, volunteers, supporters, partner families and friends of faith in a blessing for families in need of decent, affordable homes in our community and around the world. CLICK HERE for more information about World Habitat Day, the day the United Nations calls attention of the need for adequate shelter around the world.

Visitors will be encouraged to tour Gwinnett to see the doors of art exhibited in Norcross, Duluth, and Suwanee. Doors of Art locations will be listed online at www.gwinnettrestore.org .

Doors of Art will be sold to help families in need of decent, affordable housing and support of the arts in Gwinnett County. The online art gallery will be available Saturday, October 5th at www.gwinnettrestore.org . Doors of Art will also be available for purchase and pickup at the Closing Ceremony in Suwanee on Saturday, November 2  11am – 4pm at Sims Lake Park.
The Doors of Art will all collected throughout Gwinnett by Two Men and a Truck, and will be installed at Sims Lake Park in Suwanee- the host location of the Closing Ceremony to Open Doors. The Doors of Art sold through the online auction will be available for pickup. Doors of Art not sold through auction will be available for purchase that day. The artists, sponsors, supporters, art organizations, and city representatives will be recognized at 11am.

 The Doors event committee consists of 

Shelly Howards the Event Chair

Stacie Stamper from Gwinnett ReStore

Brent Bohanan from Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity

Raye Varney from ArtWorks! Gwinnett

Tixie Fowler of Host City, Norcross

David Cossette the Installation Chair

Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity addresses poverty housing by building decent, affordable homes for families in our community. Gwinnett ReStore is the retail division of Habitat where donated items used to build, renovate and decorate are sold to generate proceeds to support the Habitat mission.

ArtWorks! Gwinnett, the non-profit, tax-exempt umbrella organization serving Gwinnett County, promotes and builds support for arts and culture opportunities to enrich our community. The organization fosters collaborations, presents professional development programs for artists and arts administrators, and markets the arts community to make a positive impact on the economic impact and quality of life in Gwinnett.