Local artist shut down part of Colorado Avenue for a few hours on Saturday.
They’re showing off their talents to help give others a warm place to sleep.
Local artist Maya Nicholes wanted to hold an art event. Instead of just selling art, she wanted to incorporate the process of how it’s made.
She says "Cool Art for Warmth" is about demonstrating the different ways people create.
Participants are showing off what goes into their artwork, not just the end result.
Money made is benefiting Homeward Bound Homeless Shelter.
“I thought it would be really fun to make this into a community event to benefit some kind of non profit,” Nicholes said. “I realized there's only one local homeless shelter so it made the decision really easy.”
Nicholes says they're fortunate because everything at the event was donated by local businesses.
She hopes to make this an annual event, bringing in even more artist next time.