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.


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


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 with the subject line “This City Life.”


YDM: Youth Digital Music Festival

Friday, May 4, 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

(415) Public Gallery

(415) Public Gallery, a San Francisco community art show of artwork by people from all over the city, is at [x]space arts hub from April 1-21, 2019.

Buy a work of art from the show and/or bring a donation for YAX! See photos of some of the pieces on our Instagram.

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.

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