Turning Thoughts Into Actions
Founded by Sara Rose Salih in 2021, The Usual Artspects is a 501c3 non-profit organization where creativity meets healing. The proceeds from our art shows, vendor markets, concerts, and silent auctions go towards creating affordable and healing programs for women who have survived sexual assault and trauma.
The mission of The Usual Artspects is to provide healing and empowerment through art for female sexual abuse survivors and improve the quality of their life mentally, emotionally, and physically. Through a safe supportive environment, we provide advocacy, awareness, community, education, and resources for survivors through various art and social events, along with artistic therapeutic healing programs and workshops.
Our vision is to provide prevention education that promotes social change to end sexual abuse and design affordable artistic programs of healing for survivors. We will do this through diverse and self-expressive programs of Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Dance Therapy, Writing Therapy, and Martial Arts/Self-Defense Classes.