SchlickArt Photography and Video partners with the SCV Chamber of Commerce and Westfield Valencia Town Center to host ‘The 12 Months of Quarantine Charity Photo Exhibit.’
After a yearlong wait, the “12 Months of Quarantine Charity Photo Exhibit” opens May 3 at Westfield Valencia Town Center and aims to capture the silver lining of the pandemic experience for 20 families and businesses in Santa Clarita.
Inspired during the early months of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, this unique photography project was created by Lindsay and Brian Schlick, owners of SchlickArt Photography and Video, with the purpose of brightening community spirits while simultaneously capturing the unique experience of living through quarantine in Santa Clarita.
“We began shooting nearly a year ago because we felt compelled to do something that would support our community, lift people’s spirits and help everyone feel like we’re a part of something bigger – all while following the ever-changing health guidelines,” Lindsay Schlick explained. “We wanted to use creativity to capture the light in a dark situation.”
Hosted in partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and Westfield Valencia Town Center, this original exhibit features portraits of local families and businesses as they found fun, creative and compassionate ways to endure quarantine together. Each portrait was meant to capture the part in each of us that learned to endure these difficult times with a smile and a can-do attitude.
“We are so proud of our community and their resilience through the pandemic,” shared Ivan Volschenk, Managing Partner at Evolve Business Strategies, which manages the SCV Chamber. “SchlickArt gives so much to our nonprofit community, and we couldn’t have been happier to partner with them on this fun project during such a difficult time for all of us. We thank Westfield for their continued support and look forward to the community coming to view the exhibit while doing some local shopping.”
Additionally, the exhibit captures the community spirit of Santa Clarita itself by creating an opportunity to give back. Each family or business that participated donated the proceeds of their portrait to their chosen Santa Clarita Valley-based nonprofit. In total, the exhibit raised $5,275 for local charities.
“We wanted to capture what quarantine really looked like for these families – whether that was the good, the bad, the slightly unkempt, the deliriously silly or a little bit of everything,” Lindsay Schlick explained. “And in the spirit of creating light in dark times, we wanted to make sure this exhibit contributed to our city by supporting nonprofits.”
The “12 Months of Quarantine Charity Photo Exhibit” will be held from May 3 to May 31 at the Westfield Valencia Town Center. The exhibit can be found on the Lower Level of the mall near The Canyon Santa Clarita. It will be displayed on the gallery wall, where the entrance to Sears was previously located.
About SchlickArt Photography and Video
SchlickArt, a boutique photo and video studio in Santa Clarita, started in March 2012 with the simple idea that empowerment creates a kind of beauty and authenticity that shines through every camera lens. Built on a philosophy — rather than a product, service or person — SchlickArt has rapidly evolved, meeting professional portraiture, business photo and business video needs as diverse as the community we capture. It’s the desire to take care of you, the client, that drives us at SchlickArt.