July 13, 2003 – Hollywood, CA: Hundreds of artists and attendees came out on this sunny Sunday afternoon to enjoy the arts fair. Part of Franklin Street was closed to vehicle traffic and the street featured art exhibits, kids crafts, lots of music and of course the excellent food of the Franklin Village neighborhood restaurants. Artists For A Better World International (AFABW Int) participated in the annual Franklin Village Street Fair and manned a booth to promote the purpose of using aesthetics as a catalyst for building a better world. Visitors to the booth learned of the social betterment activities of the group and its members, as well as the importance of artists using their creativity and influence to inspire a better world and to support social betterment activities of their choice.
AFABW Int member and Celebrity trombone player, Jim Moseley, was on hand as a volunteer to help promote the 8 day AFABW Arts Festival coming up Sept 14-21, at the Church of Scientology, Celebrity Centre International.
AFABW Int member, Carmelita Pittman had a prime location to sketch portraits of attendees, and was also displaying images from her arts and social betterment achievements, including recent success with her 6th Annual Rose Variety Arts Show which is a fundraiser for breast cancer research. President of AFABW Int, George Alger, likened the spirit of the Street Fair participants to that of 14th century renaissance artists, who ultimately raised the artistic and intellectual awareness, interest and enthusiasm for artistic achievement in their time. Mr. Alger said, “Artists For A Better World International is comprised of artists from around the globe who believe that the betterment of our world can and needs to be inspired by the artist.”
AFABW Int was founded upon the vision of L. Ron Hubbard, who said, “A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists.”
Grateful acknowledgement is made to L. Ron Hubbard Library for permission to reproduce a selection from the copyrighted works of L. Ron Hubbard.