A purchase from The Piece Shop supports opportunity for those in need
What We've Achieved
Piece by Piece provides opportunities for persons living in poverty to earn supplemental income. Mosaic art workshops, taught by professional artists, and materials, with an emphasis on recycled items, are provided free of charge. With ongoing training and practice, participants achieve Artisan status and earn wages for their work completing orders for mosaics and projects on every scale.
Reaching 1, 143 annually through workshop programs, Piece by Piece enrolled 162 in training workshops in 2016, graduating 29 to Artisan status. Mosaic art sales generated $60,000 in earnings among Artisans.
Piece by Piece is a unique social enterprise operated in partnership with Skid Row Housing Trust to support wellness and stability among recently homeless residents living in supportive housing in the Skid Row community .
All of the items available in The Piece Shop are 100% handmade by Piece by Piece Artisans or artisans-in-training that have participated in workshops held at Star Apartments or other supportive housing sites.
How You Can Help
The best way to support Piece by Piece is to purchase beautiful artwork or functional mosaic goods created by our Artisans. Sponsor skills-building workshops offering residents of Skid Row and South Los Angeles opportunities for connection, wellness and learning. We also have various volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups.