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Portraits of Hope

Portraits of Hope

Hope Through Art

Anyone who has been inside an animal shelter knows that they’re not the most inviting places—they’re often dark, loud, and devoid of color. Portraits of Hope is looking to change that—starting with animal shelters in Los Angeles County, the nonprofit organization is working with the public to create pieces of art to make the shelters more cheerful and inviting. The goal is to have these pieces of art drive more people to the animal shelters so that more animals can find homes.

The artwork is being created by members of the public through community art sessions and through creative therapy sessions with children and those with disabilities at local hospitals. Royal & Langnickel is proud to participate in this project by providing brushes that are being used at all the art sessions.

Portraits of Hope was founded by Ed and Bernie Massey in 1995 as a way to conceive and develop one-of-a-kind motivational art projects that merge the production of dynamic public art works with creative therapy for hospitalized children and civic education for students of all ages. The organization’s past projects have included transforming airplanes, New York City taxis, tugboats, and NASCAR racecars.

We’re excited to continue this partnership as the project continues throughout Los Angeles and throughout the country. To learn more about Portraits of Hope, visit

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