"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage." ~ Anaïs Nin


“Social practice is an art medium that focuses on engagement through human interaction and social discourse. Since it is people and their relationships that form the medium of such works – rather than a particular process of production – social engagement is not only a part of a work’s organization, execution or continuation, but also an aesthetic in itself: of interaction and development. Socially engaged art aims to create social and/or political change through collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutions in the creation of participatory art. The discipline values the process of a work over any finished product or object” ~Wikipedia


The Fearless Art Projects are collaborative social practice art engagements that connect art + business + community. As an artist, a business woman and a visual journalist Michelle Micalizzi paints with a purpose.

"Once you become FEARLESS life becomes LIMITLESS!" ~ Unknown


Documenting the Art of Being Fearless

Each Fearless project highlights a specific theme where a traditional multimedia painting is created for each story. However, the painting is only a small part of the art that is created with each project. The audience engagement, human interaction and the business and non-profit collaboration that takes place during the projects are far more valuable than the physical art work that is produced. The paintings created illustrate a story that is shared on the Fearless Blog and via social media as visual journalism. Essentially, the story is one of hope and resilience. Micalizzi believes that entrepreneurs are a perfect example of these qualities, which is why in recent years the art projects have featured entrepreneurs. Ultimately, any story that focuses on these qualities, and that allows for inspiration provides an excellent opportunity to give back. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of paintings produced for the AoFGB and AoFDB is contributed to either the charity that they were inspired by or a charity that is selected for the series.

  • Art of Fearlessly Giving Back (AoFGB)

    This inspirational project is a community awareness series that focuses on one company’s social responsibility mission and the charities that they support. The goal of the project is to demonstrate how giving back is not only smart business, but the real reason companies are in business.

  • Art of Fearlessly Doing Business (AoFDB)

    This unprecedented and unique project celebrates the fearless entrepreneurial spirit.

  • The Art of Fearlessly Living (AoFL)

    This adventurous and fun loving project celebrates the wonder of a life well lived. The goal of the project is to inspire readers to cultivate the art of living fearlessly every day and to achieve a healthy work life balance.

  • Fearless Pop Ups

    The Fearless Pops Ups are flash art shows hosted in unexpected commercial and non-profit locations with the purpose of connecting Art + Business + Community.

Michelle Micalizzi

Owner | Social Practice Artist | Visual Journalist
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“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” ~ Andy Warhol

"Fate Loves the Fearless!" ~ James Russell Lowell


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