No More Red Dots’ Peace Through The Arts is a project that prevents gun violence through Fine Art skill and opportunity building. It is a tool for interruption; providing some hope against violence within Louisville, Kentucky. Peace Though The Arts will house an artistic work-space specifically for West End makers and creators within the city; providing an alternative lifestyle away from physical and mental violence.
The PEACE PRESS is our first on-going project for makers signed up in the Peace Through the Arts program. Whether you’re experienced in drawing, or not, you can create a small magazine to tell your story. These small magazines will be published and can be sold, with all profits going towards the participants who make them. We’re also screen printing t-shirts and posters, let your voice be heard! Start a new brand!
For more information on how to sign up email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out a form here.
NmRD Giveaway to the Homeless - (Ongoing) 2019
It started off when a key team member of NMRD wanted to contribute positive change to the growing homeless population under the overpass near Wayside Christian Mission. His enthusiasm convinced us all to work together to make it happen. Every month we gather clothing, hygiene products, and food to give away.
Mentorship Meet-Up - February 2019
We meet up again for our mentorship program, our first one of 2019. This meeting was held at the City Life Building at 4104 W Market St. In our mentorship meetings we reach out to participants and allow them to share their situations to others and offer solutions to problems they may face. Solutions can include, but aren’t subject to, job opportunities and having someone to vent towards.
Southwick Basketball Tournament - 2019
High School participants of NMRD’s Peace League play basketball in a tournament at the Southwick Community Center.
Peace Through The Arts - Free Art Lesson with Henry Gentry - 2018
Our first steps with the NMRD Peace Through The Arts project. Art lessons were hosted at local coffee shop: M.A.F Gallery & Cafe. The lessons were taught by long time artist and activist, Henry Gentry. This will be a reoccurring event, so stayed tune! (Flyer art and event hosting: Sketch Basel Bibbs, Photography: Norman Bates)
Women of the Well - 1st Annual Daughter of A King Gala - 2018
Peace Awards - 2018
Our first award show at the Muhammad Ali Center, where we honored and showed respect to the people here in Louisville doing real work for our community.
Fall Festival 2017
We worked along with Side by Side Studios and East Meets West in the Park Hill neighborhood—spreading the word about No More Red Dots, and giving youth t-shirts that they could express themselves artistically with.
Working Together - Supporting the future NMRD BUilding - 2017
Youth worked alongside their No More Red Dots mentors cleaning and doing small renovations to their future NMRD home. The younger generation get to take part in the changes happening in Portland. The building location is: 2130 Portland Avenue.