The Arts

Overview

The Links support of the arts can be traced to our cultured co-founder Margaret Roselle Hawkins. Her innate artistic talent, discovered at a young age, earned her a four-year scholarship to the Women’s School of Design, later known as the Moore Institute of Art. Her passion for creative expression later led to her appointment as an art teacher and helped give root to the establishment of The Arts facet in 1964 at the 14th National Assembly.

Throughout the nation today, Links Chapters partner with museums, symphonies, arts councils, educational institutes and corporations in order to support art programs, especially where there is a focus on artists of color. Links are creating and supporting opportunities for educating minority youth in the arts and presenting and supporting performances by youth and accomplished professional artists in a diversity of disciplines.

Programs

 

Celebration of The Arts!

Showcase of the Orlando’s talented youth in performing and visual arts.

LAMPS Program

The purpose of this activity is to engage in
mentorship with high school students to develop
student leaders in academic and co-curricular activities.

Connecting Threads

Focuses on the continuation of quilt-making as a cultural tradition. The Chapter has partnered with Jones High School and the students in quilt-making to create a quilt that
promotes African American perspectives.