Homeschool art show to benefit ARTFUL youth programs

On Wednesday, May 23, six homeschool artists will showcase their masterpieces at The Mary Proctor Project art show, hosted by ARTFUL Cleveland in its studios on the Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Campus, 2843 Washington Blvd. in Cleveland Heights. The event takes place from 1 to 7 p.m., and light refreshments will be provided.

The artists are Kaitlynn Bamler, Elise Bolton, Lennice Bolton, Chiara Koonce, Mary Proctor and Juliana Walther.

Proctor, a 12-year-old homeschooled Cleveland Heights artist, founded The Mary Proctor Project in 2014 to showcase young artists and their work within the Cleveland community, and to raise awareness and funds to directly benefit local nonprofits. Proctor wants to share her passion for art with others, inspire other young artists, and give back to the community. To date, the project has raised more than $900 for Open Doors Academy and Lakewood’s Harding Middle School.

The event is free and open to the public. Donations collected at the event will benefit The Mary Proctor Project Scholarship Fund at ARTFUL, which will help young people participate in classes there, regardless of their ability to pay. To donate, e-mail or visit

ARTFUL provides affordable community classes and quality studio space that supports and educates artists in their mission to create, sell and display their art while making creativity and inspiration more accessible to the community at large. 

Learn more about The Mary Proctor Project on Facebook or by calling 216-956-2123.

Shannon Morris

Shannon Morris is the executive director of ARTFUL Cleveland.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 9:09 AM, 05.01.2018