Art changes lives. Youth need art. We work with a faculty of artists to spark a shared creative practice between professional artists and public high school students, furthering youth as leaders, thinkers, and artists in San Francisco as they explore the arts and themselves.


Now enrolling for Fall 2019!

We are currently enrolling San Francisco public high school students for our after school fall programs in the following disciplines: Architecture FirmIndustrial + Product Design, Black + White PhotographyFashion Design, Filmmaking, Music Production, and Printmaking.

Click here to apply!


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Free Printmaking Workshops at [x]space:
Mapping Memory with Alyssa Aviles

Come on down to [x]space and join faculty printmaker Alyssa Aviles and YAX youth printmakers in an interactive project to create a map of San Francisco using block prints and you! Free artmaking for the whole family!

Workshop dates:
Thursday, April 18, 4-6pm
Saturday, April 27, 10am-1pm


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This City Life: Record Your Story at [x]space

Our Music Production faculty artist Alfie Macias is hosting a project called This City Life at [x]space. Alfie and youth music producers will record community members sharing their stories about living in San Francisco. Come with friends and family during to have your story recorded! This project is supported by California Arts Council's Artists in Communities program. If you are interested in setting up an appointment to have your story recorded, email info@youthartexchange.org with the subject line “This City Life.”


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YDM: Youth Digital Music Festival

Friday, May 3, 4-7pm
[x]space arts hub (5137 Mission Street, 94112)

YDM: Youth Digital Music Festival is a San Francisco youth musician showcase, featuring live performances, DJ sets, and original music. YDM is presented by Youth Art Exchange and supported by the Youth Empowerment Fund. More information about youth performers coming soon! RSVP on Eventbrite, share on Facebook


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YAX Spring Exhibition: Belonging

Saturday, May 4, 1-4pm
[x]space arts hub (5137 Mission Street, 94112)

Join us at [x]space for our YAX Spring Exhibition: Belonging! Work by Spring 2019 YAX students of all disciplines will be showcased and we will celebrate the end of another successful YAX program!

RSVP on Eventbrite, share on Facebook


Do you want to support free arts programming for public high school youth in San Francisco? Come to our monthly volunteer orientation! Click here to learn more about how you can volunteer with YAX.

We are currently hiring a Photography faculty artist to teach in our Fall 2019 session. Click here for the job description and read more about our open call for faculty on our Jobs page.


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