The Art of Giving Back


Welcome to En Memoria de Tomasa Heredia

Who Is Tomasa Heredia

Tomasa was a spiritual woman who always gave back to her community in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She passed away on 12/26/2017 and in her memory her family is organizing a  free art day for the  kids in her community.  She embodied the spirit of taking care of your neighbor and community. We, her family, want to continue this legacy.

Tomasa was a great-grandmother, a grandmother, a mother, a sister, an aunt, a wife, a best-friend, and a believer in God.  She was the glue that kept her family in Santo Domingo and her family in New York connected.  

The Magic of Creative Expression

We’ve loved every minute of our journey

Why Art?

  1. Art promotes self-expression of thoughts, feelings, and emotions
  2. Engaging in artistic activities increases attention
  3. Creating art work increases self-dependence and pride in one's creative capabilities
  4. Sharing art with friends and family members increases positive interactions and bonding for all members involved
  5. When the community is involved in art creative artistic expression, child learn to  value their creative skills

Our Artists

Our artists are children from 2 to 12 years of age living in the Afro-Dominican community of Villa Mella in Dominican Republic.  They are:

  1. Funny, creative, and smart
  2. Dancers and singers
  3. They love to showcase their work

We welcome donations to our Annual Art Festival for Children 2-12 years old in Dominican Republic.

All proceeds will go toward buying more art supplies and food to service more kids.

In 2018 we were able to provide pizza and soda and art supplies to a total of 50 kids.