Increasing the self-concept, hope, healing, and recovery through art making and public exhibition for children who are ill, dying, disabled, detained, and more.
Young Arts Arizona Ltd. serves challenged children through the arts. We exhibit children’s art in public galleries, collaborate with agencies and schools, and teach art. We focus on children with physical illnesses and conditions, as well as those who are socioeconomically, physically, emotionally, or learning disabled. By exhibiting their art, we empower them to express, stretch and respect themselves. Our enormous community outreach advocates for the importance of children’s art and raises awareness of the children’s challenges. Young Arts’ service to the community is unique and is entirely funded through grants and donations.
> Serving challenged children through the arts
> Making children’s art accessible to the community through public exhibition.
> Empowering children who are ill and at risk to achieve their full potential through artistic expression, art education, and exhibition of their art.
> Providing quality art programming, exhibition, advocacy, and accessibility for children and the Arizona community.
Young Arts Arizona Ltd. (YA) was established in 1998 with the goal to empower challenged children achieve their full potential through artistic expression, arts education, and exhibition of their art. Since that time, we have partnered with schools, school districts, agencies, and gallery venues to bring children’s art to the community. In 2006 YA started teaching workshops to challenged children in the community and began workshops in medical facilities shortly thereafter. Young Arts currently provides art workshops in 5 medical facilities as well as training to supervisors at the Juvenile Detention Centers in Mesa and Durango. The supervisors teach art to the detainees.
Young Arts Arizona has an enormous reach in the Arizona community.
Annually, Young Arts
> Serves 4000 children through the arts
> Shows 130+ art exhibits in 40 gallery venues
> Exhibits more than 4000 pieces of children’s art
> Reaches an audience of over 3 million
Dr. Judith G. Wolf
President & CEO
Associate Chief Curator
2009 North 7th Street, Suite 1
Phoenix, Arizona 85006
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