What initially started as an opportunity for Fossil Group employees to showcase their creative talent and support a community partner, has now evolved into a highly anticipated art auction and collaborative community project.
Fossil Group recently hosted its seventh annual Works of HeART auction, raising $22,000 benefitting the Creative Solutions program at Big Thoughtâ€”a Dallas-based nonprofit committed to closing the opportunity gap by sparking creativity and strengthening social-emotional skills. Creative Solutions is an arts-as-workforce intervention program for adjudicated and marginalized youth.
The 2019 exhibition featured more than 70 original employee-created artworks and specially curated works from teen artists from Big Thoughtâ€™s Creative Solutions and Artivism (Art as Activism) programs. In addition to paintings, woven textiles and a 3D-printed sculpture, Fossil auctioned off totes from repurposed leather created by Fossilâ€™s product design team.
A partner in Fossil Foundationâ€™s mission to champion the power of underserved youth, Big Thought equips students with the skills and tools they need to imagine and create their best lives and a better world. For more information on the organization and their community partnership programs, visit their www.bigthought.org.