An upscale furniture and design store is taking tips from area school students.
Norristown Area School District students, along with other students from the Philadelphia region will be finding their work in the ‘home’ section of the Crate and Barrel in King of Prussia.
The local nonprofit Fresh Artists has teamed up with the national retail store to create a line of quilts, shams, sheets, and pillows, all designed by students from Philadelphia, Camden, and Norristown schools struggling with massive financial cuts. Called the Artistic Bedding Collection by Fresh Artists for Crate & Barrel, the line is set to officially launch (this week), according to a story on edweek.org.
For the last 10 years, Fresh Artists has worked with low-income schools in the Philadelphia area to empower children to become artists and to enhance the quality of art-making curricula. As part of the nonprofit’s program, high-quality reproductions of students’ artwork are given to corporate and individual donors in exchange for financial contributions, which have benefited public schools throughout the region.
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