2017 Chalk Festival

Saturday April 1, 2017

9 am to 5 pm

Heritage Plaza Park

400 N. Citrus Ave, Covina, CA  91723

Over the course of the day professional, amateur, and student artists will transform the baren concrete of Heritage Plaza into a bright and colorful street museum.

Amazing Chalk Art

Life Music

Speeches

Performances

Entertainment

Crafts and Chalk Zone

Free Photo Booth

Resource Fair and MUCH MORE

Join us and enjoy this wonderful community event, have fun, create friendships,  and expand your social, professional, and personal skills.

You will be welcomed and supported.

Contact us if you would like to be involved in our organized activities. Take this fantastic opportunity to expand your social, professional, and personal skills. If you are an artist, and would like to show or sell your creations, contact us to reserve a spot.

Aquarium of the Pacific Autism Families Night

AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC Autism Families Night

Sunday, March 19, 2017

6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m

Join us for a special evening at the Aquarium exclusively for families with adults or children with autism. The entire Aquarium, except Lorikeet Forest, will be open until 9:00 p.m. This will be an evening when guests can enjoy the tranquility of exhibits and meet 11,000 animals from the world’s largest ocean. Admission is just $7 per person. Members and children under 3 are free.

Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Second Annual Arts and Crafts of Autism February 25, 2017

Thank you to all our wonderful artists, supporters, family, friends, volunteers, and visitors! It was so heartwarming and uplifting to experience each and every one of you!

It was a true joy to see how our artists developed friendships, how they opened up and showed the best of themselves, in this amazing environment. Watching them improve their existing skills and build new ones and gain a renewed self-confidence and pride, was simply magnificent!

We were so proud to welcome Tom Iland. He’s a writer, consultant, and trainer, who inspires, educates, and motivates those with autism. His signature mantra “Know Yourself. Love Yourself. Be Yourself” is such an important part of a successful life. We were equally proud to welcome Arman Kody, as well! He is well known in the High Functioning Autism arena and runs the largest adult autism group in Southern California. He has served on the California Council of Developmental Disabilities and is well know for his YouTube videos helping others with autism.

We would like to thank and highlight some of our artists and strong supporters:

Florentina, an eclectic, self-taught, savant artist.

https://www.facebook.com/FlorentinaSong,  MyKids Unite http://mykidsunite.com, Oneness Through Art http://florentinasong.com.

Boaz Kosche, creates and makes jewelry in concert with JJ Jewelers https://facebook/JJEWELERSJEREMYBERSTEIN. Thank you to Diane Bernstein who was there to encourage and support Boaz.

Jeremy Bernstein, a unique and creative entrepreneur with JJ Jewelers https://facebook/JJEWELERSJEREMYBERSTEIN, Thank you to his mother, Diane Bernstein, who is helping to grow his enterprise.

Carissa Paccereli, an award-winning artist, illustrator, writer and autism advocatehttp://www.carissaspage.com. Thank you to her mother, Margarita Paccereli, who was there to help and support her.

Dane Capo, an artist with a unique point of view, who has many talents, as displayed at this eventhttp://danecapo.com. Thank you to both his mother and his sister who were there to support him.

A special thanks to Sarah Kennedy who joined us. Sarah is a young lady, who’s travels all over the world, making friends one gum ball at a time.

And a special thanks to Dan Real Films for capturing so many spacial moments on film. He is going to create a short documentary movie. www.danrealfilms.com

For more information and pictures:

https://www.facebook.com/brighterfuturecharity/posts/680361728803668

Thank you to KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL- HERMOSA BEACH

We can’t thank enough the Kiwanis Club Hermosa Beach for graciously hosting us for lunch! What an amazing organization who has been serving children of need and community in Hermosa Beach since 1926. The women and men of Kiwanis gave us the opportunity to share our vision to help individuals with autism in the community they support and we were embraced with love and support. We love the wonderful things the Kiwanis Club is doing and we are so excited at the prospect of hosting an event with their support! Together we can really have a positive impact on the lives of so many individuals with autism! Thank you for hosting us and it is our sincerest hope to work with the Kiwanis in the very near future!

Uptown Village Marketplace

Thank you to all the wonderful artists, supporters, family, friends, volunteers, and visitors!
It was a heart warming and uplifting experience for all of us.

It was a true joy to see how the artists developed friendships with each other, how they opened up and showed the best of themselves in this amazing environment, how they improved existing skills and built new skills, and how their self-confidence and pride grew in the magnificent work they are doing.

We want to give a special thanks to the surrounding community and The Uptown Village Market for the lasting postive impacts they created!

 

Many thanks to our artists:
Florentina, an eclectic, self-taught savant artist
https://www.facebook.com/FlorentinaSong/,  MyKids Unite
http://mykidsunite.com/,   Oneness Through Art
http://florentinasong.com.

Jeremy Bernstein – unique and creative entrepreneur with JJ Jewelers
business https://facebook/JJEWELERSJEREMYBERSTEIN, Diane Bernstein was there to encourage Jeremy.

Boaz Kosche -who creates and makes jewelry and works with JJ Jewelers business. https://facebook/JJEWELERSJEREMYBERSTEIN. Diane Bernstein was there to encourage and support Boaz.

Morgan Allen Chapman – an artist with a unique style inspired by old school animation, 70’s cartoons, comic books, manga and European style comicshttp://groindexter.deviantart.com/gallery. Morgan’s Dad, Vans, was there to support him.

 

Carissa Paccereli – award-winning artist, illustrator, writer and
autism advocate –http://www.carissaspage.com. Carissa’s mom Margarita
Paccereli was with Carissa to help and support her.

Chloe Girbau, artist, blogger with her unique artist perspective and her creation of animation based characters. Her dad, Octavio and his wife Rosemary were with her for her first event with Brighter Future Charity.

Mannie Briceno with his many talents, his painting, the beadwork, his ingenous wire creation which he presented were awesome. His Mom, Christie and Dad, Mannie help support so he can be so creative.

Thank you Silver Flea Market

Thank you to the Silver Flea Market in Silver Lake, CA. Our artists were welcomed and given a day of fantastic opportunities!

Congratulations on a very fun and successful event!

Many thanks to our artists:

Florentina, an eclectic, self-taught savant artist

https://www.facebook.com/FlorentinaSong/,  MyKids Unite

http://mykidsunite.com/,   Oneness Through Art

http://florentinasong.com.

Boaz Kosche -who creates and makes jewelry and works with JJ Jewelers

business. https://facebook/JJEWELERSJEREMYBERSTEIN. Diane Bernstein was there to encourage and support Boaz.

and

Morgan Allen Chapman – an artist with a unique style inspired by old school animation, 70’s cartoons, comic books, manga and European style comicshttp://groindexter.deviantart.com/gallery. Morgan’s Dad, Vans, was there to support him.

Our artists had many opportunities to interact and practice their personal and professional skills and to increase their competency.

Many thanks to all!

Save the Date for The Silver Lake Flea Market- October 8, 2016

The Silver Lake Flea Market

October 8, 2016 12 pm-5:00 pm

1511 Micheltorena St.

Los Angeles, Ca. 90026

Be More Social – Everyone will benefit no matter where you are in the spectrum of autism. Increasing social interaction and competency are vital to overall progress.

Come join us at this real community event! You will be welcomed and supported.

If you are an artist, you can present and sell your creations. Space will be provided.

Contact us at info@brighterfuturecharity ; or call Harriet at 310-367-5743.

For more information: SILVERLAKESHOP.COM

Thank you to the Richmond Street Fair

Thank you to the Richmond Street Fair in El Segundo, CA and a special thanks to the El Segundo Kiwanis Club. Our artists were welcomed and given a day of fantastic opportunities!

Congratulations on a very fun and successful event!

Many thanks to our artists:
Florentina, an eclectic, self-taught savant artist
https://www.facebook.com/FlorentinaSong/,  MyKids Unite
http://mykidsunite.com/,   Oneness Through Art
http://florentinasong.com.

Jeremy Bernstein – unique and creative entrepreneur with JJ Jewelers
business https://facebook/JJEWELERSJEREMYBERSTEIN, His mother Diane
Bernstein, Boaz Kosche, and Jeremy’s aide Wanda were helping to grow this enterprise.

Carissa Paccereli – award-winning artist, illustrator, writer and
autism advocate –http://www.carissaspage.com. Carissa’s mom Margarita
Paccereli was with Carissa to help and support her.

Our artists had many opportunities to interact and practice their personal and professional skills increasing their competency.

This event allowed and encouraged the artists to develop friendships
with their peers and to build business relationships with their
customers/supporters. They gained invaluable  experience in initiating
and participating in business transactions. Our artists attendance and
participation encourages them to build news skills and to grow their
self-confidence and pride in what they are doing.

Many thanks to all!