HOW YOU CAN HELP

 With your help the Art Of Youth can offer art experience to young people 13-25 free of charge, in order to provide this we rely on your generous donations and grant donations to fund us. As the schools are cutting funding for art programs the need grows for young people to experience what creative expression can do in their lives. Our goal is to create an art community that supports each other and gives back. Everyone who learns here will be asked to pass on what they have learned to others in our community. We believe that it truly changes us more to give than to receive, and we strive to live that principal in all we do here.

 

Once we have secured the funding and the building we will be spending our time turning the building into a place for young people to hang out and learn to express their creativity, also inviting local artists to share their talents with us. It has been proven that what we do makes a far bigger impact than what we say and we intend to show them an example they want to repeat in their own lives with our hands and our hearts. We will bring the building down to its bare bones and then from there use it as a giant art project. Every chair, table and wall will be a group project that we work on together using creativity to teach teamwork, and leadership skills. There are many homeless youth in the area and we would like to give them something to believe in and a place to spend their time learning to use their creativity while transforming the space. With our time and your donations we can we can work together to achieve transformation inside the building and in their lives. 

 

We will work towards opening a small coffee shop in the building that will be open late to give young people a place to hang out after 9:00 on weekends and encourage classic relational fun like games and events that require social skills and that encourage friendships. It is our goal to teach entrepreneurship by connecting the young artists with local businesses, events and galleries that can show or sell their work. We would also sell their creations taking part of the profit for our art community teaching them small business skills through example. We will use every opportunity we have to teach life skills while having tons of creative fun!

CURRENT WISH LIST
ITEMS
  • DSLR CAMERAS & EQUIPMENT (ANYTHING THAT WORKS) STUDIO TIME
  • LEATHER & LEATHER TOOLS, 
  • JEWELRY SUPPLIES AND TOOLS, BEADS, OLD JEWELRY,
  • YARN, KNITTING LOOMS 
  • WOOD CARVING TOOLS 
  • LAPTOPS, ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE
  • PAINTS, CANVAS, DRAWING TOOLS AND PAINT BRUSHES
  • FABRIC, WORKING SEWING MACHINES
  • WOOD PICTURE FRAMES (NO GLASS OK)
PEOPLE
  • WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ARTISTS TO SHARE YOUR ART WITH US. WE WILL COME TO YOU OR YOU CAN COME TO US.
PLACES
  • VENUES THAT WOULD LIKE TO HOST OUR PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART
 
 

YOU ARE NOT BORN A WINNER, OR A LOOSER

YOU WERE BORN A CHOOSER