Light Bringer is a Pasadena California based nonprofit with signature events including the Annual Chalk Festival- the largest street painting festival in the world and the annual Pasadena Doo Dah Parade –a spoof on the Pasadena Rose Parade.
The organization is credited with opening the first young artists’ Room 13, an international network of self-sustaining young artists driven creative studios, to the U.S.A. To date Light Bringer is credited with spearheading the opening of five Room 13 young artists’ studios in the greater Pasadena and Los Angeles County area and the momentum of more Room 13 studios opening across the country.
Other studios are now open in Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina and Indiana. A recent display showing in Pasadena’s Public Library was inspiration for a Room 13 to start in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Room 13 studio model is based upon four pillars of learning: philosophical inquiry, creative expression, reciprocal learning, and business enterprise. Each studio is guided by an adult artist-in-residence/mentor, referred to as AiR, who facilitates the students in their studio practice and achievement of the four stated objectives. Each studio is led by a student management team, responsible for decision-making and implementation of the business model.
Other Light Bringer programs include “L.A. Futures” providing real-world experiences to high school graphic design students to project mentoring by creative professionals, “Literature for Life” which brings creative works of Los Angeles area writers to the classroom and state of the art writing curriculum to teacher as well as their “Expressing Feelings Through Art” program.
To donate or learn more visit http://lightbringerproject.com