RISK helps Mamas Kitchen San Diego

Kelly Graval, better known as RISK, was one of the first artists to exhibit graffiti and street art in galleries. With a background in fine art, Graval has a style defined by cleanly executed lettering paired with graphic imagery and architectural lines. He has participated in a number of street art crews, most famously West Coast Artists (WCA) and the Seventh Letter. In the course of his nearly 30-year career, Graval has become one of the most influential figures for subsequent generations of graffiti artists, particularly in Los Angeles. He is also considered one of the first artists to have…


We focus on partnering with San Diego charities to help raise money and awareness for children in need by establishing relationships with donors and artists. It is our vision and passion to bring art, culture, and humanities together for the greater good of the community. When our daughter was born she suffered a pneumothorax and spent time in a NICU. The experience motivated us to focus our fundraising and awareness efforts on children in need. We feel every child deserves a fair start in life and raising money and awareness for charities focused on children in need is important. We have established charity partnerships by the help of the 501st Legion. This all-volunteer organization creates movie-quality Star Wars…


“The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe.” ~ Bob Ross Donate HERE.  Your donation will go toward a current cause we are working to support. Thank you! EIN# 68-0580104

Meet Jovan Johnson

We had the pleasure of meeting Jovan Johnson through a casual email inquiring about a website domain. Little did we know this would set the stage for what would be the biggest gift of Hope our charity could ever imagine… The direction of The Free Art Foundation (TFAF) has always been to seek a better more tailored marketing approach so our audience doesn’t get lost with too much information. So far our efforts were not lacking but our efficiencies were. Our website name is too long, its too hard to market it…  We want people to easily find us and…

Meet Helice Wen

Helice Wen is a Chinese-American artist. She was born and raised in Shen Zhen, China. She moved to San Francisco at age 14 where she currently lives and works. Helice received a BA Illustration degree from Academy of Art University, San Francisco. After illustrated several children’s books, Helice switched her focus to gallery work. Her work has shown in galleries both nationally and internationally. The first few reasons we wanted to spot light Helice are for her talent and willingness to contribute to charity through her art sales. Her art is big and bold and full of color and life….


We created a basic idea for a slogan that any charity can use, ‘SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CHARITY’. We have patches created by Seven13 Productions and t-shirts and hoodies created by Squeegee Prints. Vans sponsored our efforts with backpacks and with the help of Slappys Garage we got Vans backpacks patched up with SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CHARITY. Check out the gear on our Instagram page. Our goal is not only to help raise money and awareness for local charities but to also help empower other non-profits by offering a fresh idea to help support their efforts. Reach out to the companies…


PAINT DECKS AND DESTROY youth homelessness campaign will showcase custom skateboard art at Vis•u•al on 10/13/18. Custom painted skateboards will display and sell to help raise money and awareness for StandUp for Kids.  This campaign will help raise awareness for youth homelessness at the same time promote likeminded artists interested in helping make a difference. If you are interested in creating an original skateboard art piece or showcasing an original art piece, let us know!  


PIZZA drawing contest – FREE PIZZA to the winner Share your artistic talents with us and win a FREE INTERGALATIC PIZZA from BASIC located downtown San Diego in East Village on the corner of 10th Avenue and J Street. Contest dates: Wednesday 19th- Saturday 22nd at midnight, winner will be announced on Sunday 23rd at noon. Winner will need to be present at Basic to claim the prize. To Enter: 1. Doodle/draw/sketch a pizza on ANYTHING, literally ANYTHNG get CREATIVE the crazier the better! 2. Take a picture, post on Instagram, and tag us on Instagram with #SDCCPIZZADOODLE 3. Then, follow us on Instagram @freeartfoundation and/or twitter @tfaf501c3 If…

Thank you Mike and Ming for your support!

Check out the Pop Culture Ramblings from a couple of crazed comic book men – Mike Zapcic and Ming Chen from AMC’s Comic Book Men. Tune in weekly for a cavalcade of hilarity and whining. Check out The Ming and Mike Show AND the 20 minute mark on  I Sell Comics #264 podcast supporting The Free Art Foundation benefit for Stand Up For Kids. Thank you guys, you rock!


We have partnered up with San Diego Harley-Davidson to raise money for the charity Stand Up for Kids and what better way than to reward someone for participating with a Brand New #HarleyDavidson 48 !! The drawing will be held on September 23, 2017 during an event from 5PM to 10PM BNS Brewery in Santee, California. Winner does not need to be present to win. Other prizes during this same drawing include Disneyland Passes, Vans merchandise and much more! 100% of proceeds benefit Stand Up for Kids. Stand Up For Kids is a nationally recognized non-profit charity that works directly with…