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Inner City Artists’ Guild David “Oz” Osterczy, founder of Oz Fine Art Studio located in Salt Lake City and socially conscious NPO veteran, has embarked on a new journey to align the SLC community with his dream of vibrant culture and thriving lives for all.
Inspired by Manchester Bidwell, ICAG is geared to invigorate the community with a full-fledged program fueled by support of the arts to fully assist sheltered women and children through housing and vocational training, which in turn allows local business access to a talented workforce curated by professionals across many skillsets and an opportunity to better the community around them. We are truly excited to introduce this program as it will revolutionize many aspects of our community. As a rather large endeavor, support from the community is paramount for its success. Salt Lake City is on the verge of an artistic and socially responsible breakthrough that its occupants are craving, so let’s make this happen! About David “Oz” Osterczy Oz has been integral in many NPO/NFP initiatives driven by his intense longing for a better world around him. From founding “The Creators Coalition, Inc.” in support of artists in the comic book industry to dedicating 84 weekends of rebuilding homes after Hurricane Sandy, Oz’s passion and true giving spirit landed him New Yorker of the Week in August of 2013. Most notably, Oz co-founded an NFP boasting the credo of World Peace, One Falafel at a Time shining through with the slogan “Standing on Common Ground, Anything is Possible.” This program hosted dinners between opposing parties, Jews and Muslims, the Brits and Irish, etc., in peaceful communication over shared plates of food. Birthed out of old customs of breaking bread over discussions of trading or differences, this amazing program was recognized and financially assisted by the United Nations Association. Turning his sights on his new home of SLC, his laser-focused vision of cultivating the “Pearl of the Art Community” while building a foundation for better living situations for those in need and infusing our local economy with highly trained and hard-working individuals is incredibly inspiring.
ICAG Fundraising Launch Party A night to remember, December 6th, 2019, will mark a special fundraising event displaying Oz’s and various other artists’ pieces, live music, food and drink, along with a comedy routine performed by none other than Oz himself, followed by a detailed vision statement of the program and all that it will accomplish for our community. At a time when our local and collective national societies need solidarity and unity, no matter our background or affiliations, Oz has chosen the heart of the giving season to throw this amazing event to help remind everyone that we all have a shared common goal: to better the lives of those around us and cultivate a more loving and understanding world