The St. Francis Center is a food pantry for homeless and low-income families. They provide free showers, clothing and more to the neediest people in our DTLA neighborhood.

For the past three summers, they’ve hired Create Now to implement fun arts projects for 15-20 children ages 5-14. The kids had a blast making puppets with Lisa Friedman. They explored the abstract art of Matisse with Krysten Cunningham, then made their own original art.

The kids really enjoyed playing with actor Derrel Maury as they learned the history of acting and engaged in a variety of improv games.

Thanks to the St. Francis Center and Dan Murphy Foundation for making this summer camp possible for these disadvantaged children, who very much appreciated it.