Dear Friend,

Our inner-city public schools can offer little to encourage young artists. The Hort’s Sprout program works to change that.

With your support, Sprout brings the inspiration of nature and the reward of public recognition to budding young artists.

The Hort’s educators work with over 350 Harlem and Queens elementary school children to enrich their science learning through artistic expression. This year, the students translated their botany lessons into floral illustrations, paintings, and collages. Their botanical art creations will be unveiled in this year’s seventh annual Sprout exhibition, Winter Blooms, at The Hort’s public art gallery from February 12 to March 7, 2014.

The Hort gives school children the tools they need to express the singular creativity that the natural world inspires, especially during a time of budget cuts and over-testing. But we cannot do it without you or your help.

Please support the Sprout program with a gift, and join us if you can on February 12th for the opening celebration. You can see for yourself the pride your help generates in these remarkable young artists.


Sara Hobel
Executive Director