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Partnering with P.A.T.H

We at Designed Conviction know, that it takes more than a village, it takes an army! Bringing together like organizations will only further help the individuals who are incarcerated. We are proud to help P.A.T.H, (Prison Arts Touching Hearts) announce their next call to inmate artists.

P.A.T.H. is designed to provide a platform for a much needed voice and validation to incarcerated artists - those in the shadows and largely hidden to the public eye, while providing them with a vehicle to give back to the community in a meaningful and powerful way – through their art! 


P.A.T.H. was founded by Director, Leslie Lakes, a professional artist who has been passionate about supporting Arts in Corrections since 2005.

As a professional artist in my own right, I was first introduced to artwork by incarcerated artists in 2005 when The Fortune Society in NYC sponsored their “Fifth Annual Inmate Art Auction.”  Like others  at the time, I bid on several pieces of artwork; when I finally received the  artwork in the mail, I was so blown away by the sheer talent that I requested to write back to the respective artists  to share and show my appreciation.  Over the years, I have had the unique opportunity and pleasure to get to know many of these incredibly talented individuals.  Hence, P.A.T.H. was formed from the heart; a labor of love and from my long-standing desire to create a platform to showcase their incredible artistic talent.  P.A.T.H. is also designed to provide a platform for a much needed voice and validation to incarcerated artists - those in the shadows and largely hidden to the public eye, while providing them with a vehicle to give back to the community in a meaningful and powerful way – through their art! 

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