Supporting African American
Art And Artists Both Local And Nationwide.

About Us

Our Mission

The Art That Touches Your Heart Foundation sponsors the Art That Touches Your Heart Art Exhibits by working in a framework of cultural poverty for African American Students. Many of the children in Wichita, Kansas are financially and emotionally deprived of a support system that encourages self-actualization. For the past over 9 years, this charitable art show, free to the public, has been held at Wichita State University and archived on YouTube - Art That Touches Your Heart - Wichita". For the neglected African American art students, this has been the only vehicle for positive reward for their creativity. Although the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and IBM have documented that art increases the cognitive skills for better academic grades, no other programs are currently available in Wichita, Kansas nor many other cities across the country.

 

Our Motto: Too much is given, much is expected.

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Ruby's Culture Campus

Ruby's Cultural Campus - A passion project/permanent location that highlights numerous projects including Art That Touches Your Heart's "Black Educators Hall Of Fame," music, art, dance, and other forms of African American creativeness. The district comprises of shipping containters and is designed to enrich the cultural desert and increase awareness of African American culture.

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Past Events

These are the just a few of the project that were presented in partnership of Art That Touches Your Heart, Burdine's Art Box, Wichita State Office of Diversity and Inclusion, USD 259, and local and national artists.

ATTYH 2015 Trio

6th Annual ATTYH Community And National Art Exhibit

ATTYH Community Art Show At McAdams Park

7th Annual ATTYH Community And National Art Exhibit

ATTYH Halloween Boo

ATTYH 2018 Field Trip

8th Annual ATTYH Community And National Art Exhibit

2016 East High Event

ATTYH 2017 What's Up Wichita

ATTYH 2018 Field Trip

Dallas Trip

ATTYH Event At The NAACP

9th Annual ATTYH Community And National Art Exhibit

USD 259 Art Exhibit

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2015 Trio

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6th Annual ATTYH Community and National Art Exhibit

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7th Annual ATTYH Community and National Art Exhibit

7th annual showcase of global art work to provide an apportunity to participate and see African American art from across the United States.

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8th Annual ATTYH Community and National Art Exhibit

An event promoting the Black Educators Hall of Fame with the purpose of encouraging students to become teachers.

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9th Annual ATTYH Community and National Art Exhibit

An outreach school project titled "Rise Up For Youth," headed by Ed Langston, Bronson Thacker, and Janice Thacker.

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ATTYH Halloween Boo

An event promoting community engagement at Ruby's Cultural Campus. Decorations provided by board members and Zach Lewis.

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ATTYH Community Art Show @ McAdams Park

An event to support the Dunbar Theater Fund Drive. Local artists displayed their art

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2017 What's Up Wichita

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2018 Field Trip

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ATTYH Trip To Dallas

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ATTYH Community Art Show @ McAdams Park

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ATTYH Event At The NAACP

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USD 259 Art Exhibit

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Burdine's Art Box LLC

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Janice Burdine Thacker is an archival artist who combines research with art to teach history. her style is negative space painting. The goal of Burdine's Art Box LLC is to bring Black Art to the Midwest with the help of her mentor artist Frank Frazier. With the establishment of the non-profit Art That Touches Your Heart, Wichita State Office of Diversity and Inclusion, public schools local and national black artists they have been able to provide free art show to Wichita, and the state capital in Topeka,