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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Children's Museums, Children & Youth, Youth Development

Mission: Increasing the self-concept of challenged children through art creation and exhibition. Young Arts Arizona Ltd. is dedicated to: 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.

Results: Since 1998, Young Arts Arizona has served children and the community by exhibiting children's art in public galleries. In 2002 YA began offering children's art workshops in detention centers, and in 2007 in medical facilities. Now, Young Arts exhibits children's art in 28 galleries in Arizona. Children's art is provided through collaboration with 37 social agencies, 3 school districts, 49 local schools, and our art workshops. In 17 years, 24,500 pieces of art in 900+ exhibits have been seen by more than 15.5 million audience members.

Target demographics: children who arechildren who are sick, abused, homeless, disabled, detained, and more

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2621 children through art making and exhibition. 1,231,420 audience members

Geographic areas served: Phoenix, Arizona

Programs: art workshops for underserved children and the exhibition of their art.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

there is a child who is belittled by her family and as a result is not strong emotionally. By giving her a solo exhibition as an artist in residence, Young Arts is helping her feel a sense of self worth which could influence her entire life


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Recently, Young Arts hosted an opening reception for an exhibit of art by school children. My niece was one of the children whose art was shown. It was such a thrilling event! All the kids turned into little stars when they saw their art on the wall of the gallery. It was a real reception for them. Food and drinks, a photographer, beautifully displayed art. This event worked miracles on my nieces self-esteem. Young Arts brings art to kids and exhibits their art in order to make them feel good about themselves. I was witness to how well this concept works.