Art supplies being collected at Wellesley dump for homeless/low income artists

Art supplies will be collected over the weekend of Sept. 29-30 at the Wellesley Recycling & Disposal Facility’s give-and-take area to support artists who are homeless or living on a low income.

The supplies will be collected on behalf of non-profit Common Art, which is part of a Boston-based non-denominational street ministry begun in 1999. Every Wednesday, Emmanuel Church on Newbury Street in the Back Bay donates its parish hall to provide studio space and materials for indigent artists. The artists are encouraged to put a price on their work and Common Art tries to sell it, with all proceeds going to the artist.

Needed are canvases, professional quality brushes, mats and professional frames with our without glass (9×12 or larger), acrylic and watercolor paints (no oil), watercolor and sketching paper, yarn, fabric, beads, costume jewelry, and stained glass.

Please inform the Friends of Recycling volunteer on duty at the RDF that your donation is designated for this drive.

More info: Tim Green at 781-413-1793,