As we sit through the worst global economic recession in recent times, the creative industries sector has emerged as a powerful engine for economic growth and social, environmental, and cultural sustainability.

REACH LA like other nonprofits have taken a considerable financial hit due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite these challenges hope is on the horizon. 

Artist and REACH LA Board Member Mark McKnight has helped initiate a unique campaign to help revive REACH LA’S visual arts program. Loose Joints, the publisher of his forthcoming monograph Heaven is a Prison, will be gifting a portion of proceeds from an accompanying unique print edition, hand-silkscreened by the artist in LA. McKnight is also pledging to help raise matching funds of $10,000 via a peer-to-peer campaign.  


The money raised by these funds will be specifically allocated for "Our Art Our Stories" program that focuses on REACH LA’s renewed commitment to serving the LGBTQ+ youth and young adult visual arts community so that current and future artist may have a space to think, make, reflect, and collaborate.

Founded by 3 women artists, the mission of REACH LA is to engage and empower young LGBTQ+ people of color and their communities. We prepare low-income youth of color (ages 15 to 30) to become peer health educators and leaders by empowering them with skills and tools to develop and operate innovative program initiatives that lead to improved health and wellness in their own peer community, and beyond. There are four pillars that serve as a roadmap to achieve the mission of REACH LA. Health/Wellness; Creative Arts; Personal Development; and Social Enterprise.

We know times are tough for everyone, but please consider donating to this cause. Any dollar amount helps. Additionally, if you’d like to make an in-kind donation to our programs please contact Milton Smith at milton@reachla.org Thank you!

https://loosejoints.biz/products/heaven-is-a-prison-silkscreen-edition (Link to artist print)

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Help Revive REACH LA's Visual Arts Program

by REACH LA


As we sit through the worst global economic recession in recent times, the creative industries sector has emerged as a powerful engine for economic growth and social, environmental, and cultural sustainability.

REACH LA like other nonprofits have taken a considerable financial hit due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite these challenges hope is on the horizon. 

Artist and REACH LA Board Member Mark McKnight has helped initiate a unique campaign to help revive REACH LA’S visual arts program. Loose Joints, the publisher of his forthcoming monograph Heaven is a Prison, will be gifting a portion of proceeds from an accompanying unique print edition, hand-silkscreened by the artist in LA. McKnight is also pledging to help raise matching funds of $10,000 via a peer-to-peer campaign.  


The money raised by these funds will be specifically allocated for "Our Art Our Stories" program that focuses on REACH LA’s renewed commitment to serving the LGBTQ+ youth and young adult visual arts community so that current and future artist may have a space to think, make, reflect, and collaborate.

Founded by 3 women artists, the mission of REACH LA is to engage and empower young LGBTQ+ people of color and their communities. We prepare low-income youth of color (ages 15 to 30) to become peer health educators and leaders by empowering them with skills and tools to develop and operate innovative program initiatives that lead to improved health and wellness in their own peer community, and beyond. There are four pillars that serve as a roadmap to achieve the mission of REACH LA. Health/Wellness; Creative Arts; Personal Development; and Social Enterprise.

We know times are tough for everyone, but please consider donating to this cause. Any dollar amount helps. Additionally, if you’d like to make an in-kind donation to our programs please contact Milton Smith at milton@reachla.org Thank you!

https://loosejoints.biz/products/heaven-is-a-prison-silkscreen-edition (Link to artist print)