In 2015, Chanda Epps created Afternoon Artists, an art program that engages youth to explore the creative process in a relaxed setting. Through this program, she volunteered her time and served as an art instructor. She shares her talent and love of exploring various art mediums with youth ages 6-10. Initially, the goal of the program was to give students an opportunity to explore their own creativity by using multiple mediums to create artwork over a five-week period. This inspired her to establish Live Love Paint Foundation (LLPF), a non-profit organization that focuses on creating art experiences for youth and young adults in the cities of Hampton and Newport News, VA.
Currently, LLPF facilitates art sessions for youth ages 5 through 15 who are in need of creative interventions and/or art enrichment experiences. LLPF is actively developing partnerships and creating opportunities to increase access to art in the Hampton Roads community and school settings.
Chanda Epps, Founder + Executive Director
Art is for everyone - Keith Haring