Paint a Future

June 5th  until June 28th Wednesday through Sunday 12pm till 6pm. Festive opening June 5th, 5 pm.

Paint a Future was founded in 2000 by artist Hetty van der Linden, who paints with children in disadvantaged situations all over the world. She asks the children to paint their dreams, to imagine that the paintbrush is a magic wand with which they can make their dreams come true.

Renowned artists from dozens of countries are inspired by the children’s drawings and thus incorporate such a drawing into their own painting. These paintings are then sold, and the children’s dreams are realized with the proceeds. In this way, artist Peter Schenk realized the dream of Filipe, who drew a house. This house was built for Filipe with the proceeds from the painting. Blue and turquoise, exactly as in his dream.

There are 29 paintings on display (and for sale) by a.o. Aatje Veldhoen, Jos van den Berg, Lone Seeberg, Gerlinde Thuma and Fiona Locke.

For more info check the website of paint a future at Paintafuture.org

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