This is Awesome: Artsgiving
At New Urban Arts, the open after-school art studio where I'm an Artist Mentor, it's an annual tradition to gather together for Artsgiving this time of year.
The concept is simple: everyone puts their name in a hat, and everyone chooses a name.
You have 1 1/2 hours to create a piece of art for your person.
The studio is buzzing - there are glue guns, paints, crayons, markers, scissors (if you can find them!), fabric - everywhere, and anytime someone announces how much time is left everyone freaks out a little.
Everyone has a bag on the wall, and you have to stealthily sneak your gift into their bag.
You give a little something, and you get a little something.