Base Paint Tents for Haiti Classrooms

Armbruster was chosen as the tent supplier for the Base Paint project for Haiti. The tragic earthquake that hit Haiti left more than 3000 schools destroyed or damaged. Fundacion Manos Del Sur and Step by Step Foundation has created an art project that supports the creation of classrooms for the children in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. A project that elevates the spirits of a country’s population-already plagued by insufficiency–struck by one of the worst natural disasters in history.

(10) tents custom made by Armbruster Company, America’s oldest Tentmaker established in 1875, were used as the canvas for this project. The tents were painted in Miami Event Space located in the Little Haiti in Miami.
The tents will be set up as an art installation in Miami where the public can view them. An auction will be held with art donated by international artists. The funds raised will finance school equipment and supplies and the construction of additional structures.
Many artists and supporters worked together for this wonderful project.
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