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.


Hiring a faculty artist: Architecture / Industrial + Product Design

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: August 28!

Youth Art Exchange is seeking a faculty artist that has experience in Industrial Design and/or Architecture to teach our fall after school program for San Francisco public high school students. Our program runs September 9 – December 11, Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-6:30pm with occasional events, meetings, and activities on weekends and evenings.

Application + details here.


Now enrolling for Fall 2019 free after school arts programs!

We are currently enrolling San Francisco public high school students for our FREE after school fall programs in the following disciplines:

Architecture FirmIndustrial + Product Design, Darkroom PhotographyFashion Design, Filmmaking, Music Production, and Printmaking.

Click here to apply!


YAX Summer Exhibition: Growth

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Our Summer Exhibition, with the theme of Growth, showcases work made by our ArtBUILD (architecture + fashion design), Printmaking, Music Production, and Filmmaking arts intensive students. Join us at [x]space to celebrate our amazing summer youth artists! The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be up until August 28.

You can see what the students have been making on our Instagram.


Save the Date: ArtMart Art Auction + Fundraiser October 10!

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ArtMart: YAX’s yearly art auction fundraiser will be on October 10 from 6:30 to 9pm at [x]space arts hub! Buy your ticket on Eventbrite now.

Join YAX for our annual fundraising event at [x]space! We are so excited to share our space with food and drink, auction pieces from our youth, artists, and community of supporters. Please join us for an evening of art, community, and fun!

We are currently seeking auction items, so if you have art pieces to donate or connections to local business, please reach out to Chantelle at chantelle@youthartexchange.org.

Use promotional code 2for80 for discounted pairs of tickets between Aug 1-31!


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Do you want to support free arts programming for public high school youth in San Francisco? Come to our monthly volunteer orientation at [x]space on the first Tuesday of every month from 6-7pm. Come to meet staff, learn about programming, and how you can get involved to help our space and our programs. Bring a friend, meet new people, and eat popcorn! All ages welcome.

Click here to learn more about how you can volunteer with YAX, and to get in touch about specific ideas you might have for volunteering,


Click event titles more information. See all our upcoming events here.