The 49507 Project is a POC-LGBTQ and youth-led project, rooted in collaboration, that teaches art and event organizing, and commissions community art for and by people of color in the 49507 neighborhood.

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Can Community Outreach Be Organic?

Can we use art to further activate neighbors, shift power dynamics in historically underserved areas, and more importantly, change the narrative?

The 49507 Project: Bare All Clothing

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The 49507 Project: Bare All Clothing

Project 49507 is a POC-LGBTQ and youth-led project, rooted in collaboration, that teaches art and event organizing, and commissions community art for and by people of color in the 49507 neighborhood.

Can Community Outreach Be Organic?

Can we use art to further activate neighbors, shift power dynamics in historically underserved areas, and more importantly, change the narrative?

Can we plant seeds that will bloom into the south side becoming a Multicultural Arts District?

Bare All Clothing

Bare All clothing building

Bare All is the clothing line of the PEOPLE. We offer comfortable, fashionable, yet affordable pieces. In addition, we give our customers a voice by listening to their input in the creation of our products. Based out of Michigan, we are unlike most of the competition where we not only design, but also print our own clothing and have actually expanded into owning our very own screen printing studio: BAC Print (BACPrint.com). Currently, our brand is only available online or through local pop-ups that we do from time to time. Along with the clothing line, we have a community aspect to the business where we go speak in schools as well as mentor the youth

What does Liberation mean to you?
Liberation means ownership, ownership means freedom, and freedom means living with no strings attached.
 
What does Reclamation mean to you?
“Taking the block back” : reestablishing rightful ownership
An Emotion/ A Phrase or Image I would like frozen in time? 
Emotion: JOY
A Phrase: Celebrate your WINS, Learn from your Losses 
 
What would I want to see?
I would like to see the Joy in the process of graduating in life. 
 
What do I want my business to stand for/be known for 10 years From now?
I want our business to stand for excellence in the community.  

Owner:Jovan Naves

Websites:
BareAllClothing.com
BACPrint.com
 
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Photo of Juan Cisneros

I am Jovan Naves – a husband, father, and business owner. I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI, graduated from East Kentwood in 09′, and went on to get my Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design from Wayne State University. While at Wayne State, I started the clothing line Bare All Clothing and grew it from there. After graduating, I apprenticed at a Detroit-based screen printing studio and in 2016, I moved back to Grand Rapids where I went on to open my own screen printing company (BAC Print). 

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