The Urban Art Gallery is backed by Humanity in Art, a shop founded by Alyssa Glassford in 2013
with a focus on urban art, murals, prints, commissions, and board art.
In 2017, Glassford says Lauren Semple joined as a partner and they began taking on larger
projects, bigger murals, and entering the realm of apparel. Semple became a key component in
establishing their non-profit foundation, Humanity in Community.
“Humanity in Community aims to reconnect communities with their urban environments
through public art, and [it] supports local street artists by funding public art projects such as
large-scale murals and open art walls,” Semple says. “We fundraise, crowdfund, and apply for
grants to fund our projects.”
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