#UNLOAD believes in the power of the arts to drive change in society.

#UNLOAD is proud to partner with the New Orleans based Guns in the Hands of Artists Foundation as well as the following Connecticut organizations.


Helen Kauder, Executive Director
Sarah Fritchey, Curator/Gallery Director


Pamela A. Lewis, Founder and Executive Director

Curator: Guns in the Hands of Artists

Jonathan Ferrara

Ely Center for Contemporary Art

Curator/Gallery Director, Debbie Hesse

Grace Farms, New Canaan, CT

Krishna Patel, General Counsel and Justice Initiative Director

Gun Buy Back

Deputy Chief Brian Foley, Hartford Police Dept.
Dr. David Shapiro, Chief, Surgical Critical Care
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Guns in the Hands of Artists Foundation

Jonathan Ferrara
Megan Young

Fairfield University, Quick Center and Art Museum

Peter Van Heerden, Executive Director
Quick Center for the Arts

Carey Mack Weber, Assistant Director
Fairfield University Art Museum

Michelle DiMarzo, Curator of Education and Academic Engagement
Fairfield University

Housatonic Museum of Art

Robbin Zella, Museum Director

Neighborhood Studios

Frank Derico, Executive Director

Real Art Ways

Will Wilkens, Executive Director

Samuel Owen Gallery

Lee and Cindy Milazzo

Saint Francis Hospital

Dr. David Shapiro, Chief of Surgery Critical Care; Vice Chairman Surgery Service Line; Interim Chief Quality Officer

Westport Artist Collective Founders

Miggs Burroughs, Nina Bentley, Tammy Winsor, Duvian Montoya, and Jahmane West

Westport Country Playhouse

Managing Director, Michael Barker
Artistic & Management Associate, Bethany Gugliemino

Westport Police

Fotios Koskinas, Chief of Police

Westport Public Library

William Harmer, Executive Director
Westport Library