WHAT WE CARE ABOUT
Liz has always felt a strong internal calling to use her talents to better the world. She has built her small business around this philosophy. Her desire to paint for the greater good was only deepened with the births of her two daughters. She wants to leave this planet a little better for the next generation.
Liz Lane Gallery works with and donates to a handful of local environmental organizations such as the Black Warrior Riverkeeper and GASP. Our team knows there is a sense of urgency in aiding environmental groups with a mission to provide clean air and water and a livable environment to the next generation. We are in the process of offsetting our carbon footprint as a store. You may notice reused packaging on your orders, e-receipts, and when we finally can have events again, vegetarian horderves and reusable cups and plants. We would love to eventually work with larger art suppliers to reduce the plastic used in packaging art supplies in an economic and sustainable way.
Our gallery team also believes that creating makes us human. We have been creating since people first walked the earth. Sadly, though, creativity is seen as a privilege in our culture instead of as an essential human function, such as eating and breathing. School art programs are the first to be cut when money gets tight in school budgets. Some art departments in the city of Birmingham receive around $1 per student for the entire year for art supplies. That will not even buy a pack of paper. We would love to see budgets reallocated to better serve arts education, which we believe is as necessary to a full education as reading and writing, but until then, we work with individual teachers to give money for art supplies where we can.
On each of these missions, we are open to collaborations. Due to Covid- 19 we will not be hosting any in person events but that hasn't stopped us from donating close to eight thousand dollars to these causes in 2020. We love doing online events and would be happy to chat about ideas to make the world a better place. Get in touch and let's work together.