Nov 16: Artist health & housing fair

GPAC's inaugural Health & Housing (HE-HO) Fair for Artists, held on Saturday, November 16 from noon - 6 p.m. at the Kingsley Association, will bring artists, their families and low/moderate income citizens directly in touch with local healthcare and housing experts and providers. Through vendors and well-organized seminars, HE-HO will prepare our community of artists for the forthcoming health care reform, the Affordable Care Act, and empower our creative community with the right knowledge on mortgage lending and fair housing by gaining information about buying, renovating, or retrofitting a property. HE-HO will offer health screenings, educational resources, seminars, one-on-one meetings and hands-on activities. Performances by jazz vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield, Phat Man Dee, and the band, Delicious Pastries will complement the Healthy Artists’ exhibition of art posters and the screening of their documentary, Healthy Artists. Poetry will abound with live readings. Child care will be available on-site. HE-HO is sponsored by Dollar Bank and Highmark (Blue Cross Blue Shield), with media sponsorship by City Paper.

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