Hope Floats, A Humanitarian Effort By Ava Salazar
The St. Stephen’s Art Show opened with a unique exhibit titled, Hope Floats. Founded by 10 year old Ava Salazar, Hope Floats is a vision brought to reality to help the homeless in Coconut Grove. Ava came up with the idea for this one-time unique art exhibit which took place during the Art Show and Festival. Through art and the local community, Ava aspired to complete her first humanitarian project to raise money and awareness for homeless in her community. Ava’s arts initiative consisted of donated original paintings on recycled sailboat cloth which were on exhibit at the show and available by silent auction bids throughout the festival. All proceeds will go to assist the homeless. One of the participating artists is Neith Nevelson, granddaughter of Louise Nevelson.