in today's economy everyone is hurting financially. for some, like independent artist, the economy has put them in complete desperation. in the midst of this the government has made a law stating that artist can not street vend, even though many businesses encourage street venders. anything that increases foot traffic increases the chance of sales for everyone.
the law says that people may beg for money or fly a sign, but are not allowed to sell, trade, or in any way display items of art or craft.
some have told us to get a real job, but what if you are physically unable to work. what if you situation is so bad that you are not stable enough to go through the process. you can't take the the days off to find an assistance program because you need to make the rent for tomorrow.
please tell our government that we appreciate independent artist who are trying to support themselves with their art. we don't want to be beggars. we are artist.