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Día de los Muertos Miniature Altar Making Workshop
Nov
2
1:00 PM13:00

Día de los Muertos Miniature Altar Making Workshop

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Please join Youth Art Exchange on Saturday, November 2nd from 1-3pm at [x]space to celebrate Día de los Muertos with a family crafting day. Artist Amy Díaz-Infante will lead a workshop in making miniature altars/ofrendas.

Activities will include:
- Miniature Altar Making (bring a 3x5 or smaller photo of a loved one you want to make an altar/ofrenda for)
- Paper Flower Making
- Face Painting
*all supplies provided

All activities are FREE, so come on by! This Youth Art Exchange workshop is part of our EPA: Excelsior Public Art Events monthly workshop series.

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Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck

RSVP / POTLUCK LOCATIONS (if there's no location, email us to offer your space to host!)

Let's eat! Monthly Excelsior Artist Potlucks happen on the first Wednesday of the month from 6-8pm. Youth Art Exchange is excited to bring together artists in the Excelsior to build community by breaking bread.

We have created a monthly rotation to have different people host in spaces and homes throughout the neighborhood so we can get to know each other over delicious food and good conversation. If you’re interested in hosting a potluck at your organization, studio, or home, email info@youthartexchange.org!

Please bring a dish to share and plates/utensils/cups for your own use. Families/kiddos welcome. Please RSVP on Eventbrite for each date you plan on coming to so we know how many people to expect.

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Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck

RSVP / POTLUCK LOCATIONS (if there's no location, email us to offer your space to host!)

Let's eat! Monthly Excelsior Artist Potlucks happen on the first Wednesday of the month from 6-8pm. Youth Art Exchange is excited to bring together artists in the Excelsior to build community by breaking bread.

We have created a monthly rotation to have different people host in spaces and homes throughout the neighborhood so we can get to know each other over delicious food and good conversation. If you’re interested in hosting a potluck at your organization, studio, or home, email info@youthartexchange.org!

Please bring a dish to share and plates/utensils/cups for your own use. Families/kiddos welcome. Please RSVP on Eventbrite for each date you plan on coming to so we know how many people to expect.

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Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck

RSVP / POTLUCK LOCATIONS (if there's no location, email us to offer your space to host!)

Let's eat! Monthly Excelsior Artist Potlucks happen on the first Wednesday of the month from 6-8pm. Youth Art Exchange is excited to bring together artists in the Excelsior to build community by breaking bread.

We have created a monthly rotation to have different people host in spaces and homes throughout the neighborhood so we can get to know each other over delicious food and good conversation. If you’re interested in hosting a potluck at your organization, studio, or home, email info@youthartexchange.org!

Please bring a dish to share and plates/utensils/cups for your own use. Families/kiddos welcome. Please RSVP on Eventbrite for each date you plan on coming to so we know how many people to expect.

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Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck
Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck

RSVP / POTLUCK LOCATIONS (if there's no location, email us to offer your space to host!)

Let's eat! Monthly Excelsior Artist Potlucks happen on the first Wednesday of the month from 6-8pm. Youth Art Exchange is excited to bring together artists in the Excelsior to build community by breaking bread.

We have created a monthly rotation to have different people host in spaces and homes throughout the neighborhood so we can get to know each other over delicious food and good conversation. If you’re interested in hosting a potluck at your organization, studio, or home, email info@youthartexchange.org!

Please bring a dish to share and plates/utensils/cups for your own use. Families/kiddos welcome. Please RSVP on Eventbrite for each date you plan on coming to so we know how many people to expect.

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Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck
Apr
1
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck

RSVP / POTLUCK LOCATIONS (if there's no location, email us to offer your space to host!)

Let's eat! Monthly Excelsior Artist Potlucks happen on the first Wednesday of the month from 6-8pm. Youth Art Exchange is excited to bring together artists in the Excelsior to build community by breaking bread.

We have created a monthly rotation to have different people host in spaces and homes throughout the neighborhood so we can get to know each other over delicious food and good conversation. If you’re interested in hosting a potluck at your organization, studio, or home, email info@youthartexchange.org!

Please bring a dish to share and plates/utensils/cups for your own use. Families/kiddos welcome. Please RSVP on Eventbrite for each date you plan on coming to so we know how many people to expect.

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Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck
May
6
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck

RSVP / POTLUCK LOCATIONS (if there's no location, email us to offer your space to host!)

Let's eat! Monthly Excelsior Artist Potlucks happen on the first Wednesday of the month from 6-8pm. Youth Art Exchange is excited to bring together artists in the Excelsior to build community by breaking bread.

We have created a monthly rotation to have different people host in spaces and homes throughout the neighborhood so we can get to know each other over delicious food and good conversation. If you’re interested in hosting a potluck at your organization, studio, or home, email info@youthartexchange.org!

Please bring a dish to share and plates/utensils/cups for your own use. Families/kiddos welcome. Please RSVP on Eventbrite for each date you plan on coming to so we know how many people to expect.

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Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck
Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck

RSVP / POTLUCK LOCATIONS (if there's no location, email us to offer your space to host!)

Let's eat! Monthly Excelsior Artist Potlucks happen on the first Wednesday of the month from 6-8pm. Youth Art Exchange is excited to bring together artists in the Excelsior to build community by breaking bread.

We have created a monthly rotation to have different people host in spaces and homes throughout the neighborhood so we can get to know each other over delicious food and good conversation. If you’re interested in hosting a potluck at your organization, studio, or home, email info@youthartexchange.org!

Please bring a dish to share and plates/utensils/cups for your own use. Families/kiddos welcome. Please RSVP on Eventbrite for each date you plan on coming to so we know how many people to expect.

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ArtMart: Art Auction + Fundraiser!
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

ArtMart: Art Auction + Fundraiser!

ArtMart: YAX’s yearly art auction and fundraiser is on October 10 from 6:30 to 9pm at [x]space arts hub! We need your help to keep our programs free - buy your ticket on Eventbrite now.

On Thursday, October 10th, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9 PM share our space with food and drink, friends, and auction pieces from our youth, artists, and community of supporters. Please join us for an evening of art, community, and fun! Make art. Buy art. Support art.

Last year we raised $$ for YAX programs and had a blast showing off [x]space, our meat market turned arts hub in the Excelsior. This is one of our few ways of getting unrestricted support for our programs, operations, and rent. We need our community to show up and make an impact! 

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Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck

RSVP / POTLUCK LOCATIONS (if there's no location, email us to offer your space to host!)

Let's eat! Monthly Excelsior Artist Potlucks happen on the first Wednesday of the month from 6-8pm. Youth Art Exchange is excited to bring together artists in the Excelsior to build community by breaking bread.

We have created a monthly rotation to have different people host in spaces and homes throughout the neighborhood so we can get to know each other over delicious food and good conversation. If you’re interested in hosting a potluck at your organization, studio, or home, email info@youthartexchange.org!

Please bring a dish to share and plates/utensils/cups for your own use. Families/kiddos welcome. Please RSVP on Eventbrite for each date you plan on coming to so we know how many people to expect.

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*Time changed* YAX Monthly Volunteer Orientation
Oct
1
5:00 PM17:00

*Time changed* YAX Monthly Volunteer Orientation

*This month’s volunteer orientation is from 5-6pm instead of 6-7pm*

Come to YAX’s monthly volunteer orientation at [x]space on the first Tuesday of every month from 6-7pm! Meet staff and 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.

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Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck
Sep
4
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck

RSVP / POTLUCK LOCATIONS (if there's no location, email us to offer your space to host!)

Let's eat! Monthly Excelsior Artist Potlucks happen on the first Wednesday of the month. Youth Art Exchange is excited to bring together artists in the Excelsior to build community by breaking bread.

We have created a monthly rotation to have different people host in spaces and homes throughout the neighborhood so we can get to know each other over delicious food and good conversation. If you’re interested in hosting a potluck at your organization, studio, or home, email info@youthartexchange.org!

Please bring a dish to share and plates/utensils/cups for your own use. Families/kiddos welcome. Please RSVP on Eventbrite for each date you plan on coming to so we know how many people to expect.

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YAX TRAX
Aug
28
4:00 PM16:00

YAX TRAX

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YAX TRAX is a monthly social justice youth art + music hang out with youth performers, live artmaking activities, and free food and drinks. 🎉 Open to all teens, bring your friends!

@0g.shonneka is this month’s youth performer - she also performed at our Youth Digital Music Festival (YDM) at [x]space in the spring 🎤 and this month’s art activity is printmaking!

YAX TRAX is supported by B.L.I.N.G.

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Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck

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Let's eat! On Wednesday, August 7th from 6-8pm we are hosting the first Monthly Excelsior Artist Potluck at [x]space. We are excited to bring together artists in the Excelsior to build community by breaking bread. We hope to create a monthly rotation to have different people host in spaces and homes throughout the neighborhood so we can get to know each other over delicious food and good conversation.

Our cultural partner and future neighbor, ArtSpan, wants to hear from you! Before their move to our neighborhood, ArtSpan will be at the potluck to hear your thoughts on how they can better serve the Excelsior district.

This potluck is happening on the first Wednesday of the month. If you’re interested in hosting a potluck at your organization, studio, or home, email info@youthartexchange.org! This will be a recurring event as a part of our new Excelsior Public Arts (EPA) project that will celebrate the arts and artists throughout the neighborhood. More info on EPA and how to get involved coming soon! 

Please bring a dish to share and plates/utensils/cups for your own use. Families/kiddos welcome.

Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect!

[x]space arts hub, 5137 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94112

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[x]press workshop: Cyanotype and Gender Politics
Aug
3
12:00 PM12:00

[x]press workshop: Cyanotype and Gender Politics

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Youth Art Exchange youth artists are running ✨[x]press✨, a Social Justice Pop Up Shop, at [x]space arts hub this summer until August 1! Come to their three FREE workshops to make art and learn about the following art practices and themes:

Saturday, July 20, 12-2pm: Upcycling Clothes and Economic Inequality
Saturday, July 27, 12-2pm: Block Printing + Pins and Black Lives Matter
Saturday, August 3, 12-2pm: Cyanotype and Gender Politics

From July 17 until Aug 1, Wed-Sat from 12-5pm come by [x]space at 5137 Mission Street to buy totes, t-shirts and more that Maria, Mia, Fiona and Lillian have designed, dyed, and printed on.

[x]press is supported by a BLING grant from the Youth Leadership Institute 🙌

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YAX Summer Exhibition: Growth
Aug
1
4:00 PM16:00

YAX Summer Exhibition: Growth

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Youth Art Exchange (YAX)'s Summer Exhibition, with the theme of growth, will showcase 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 the end of August.

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

All YAX students are San Francisco public high school students. Support our free interdisciplinary arts programs for SF public high school students by donating today: bit.ly/YAXgive

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[x]press workshop: Block Printing + Pins and Black Lives Matter
Jul
27
12:00 PM12:00

[x]press workshop: Block Printing + Pins and Black Lives Matter

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Youth Art Exchange youth artists are running ✨[x]press✨, a Social Justice Pop Up Shop, at [x]space arts hub this summer until August 1! Come to their three FREE workshops to make art and learn about the following art practices and themes:

Saturday, July 20, 12-2pm: Upcycling Clothes and Economic Inequality
Saturday, July 27, 12-2pm: Block Printing + Pins and Black Lives Matter
Saturday, August 3, 12-2pm: Cyanotype and Gender Politics

From July 17 until Aug 1, Wed-Sat from 12-5pm come by [x]space at 5137 Mission Street to buy totes, t-shirts and more that Maria, Mia, Fiona and Lillian have designed, dyed, and printed on.

[x]press is supported by a BLING grant from the Youth Leadership Institute 🙌

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[x]press workshop: Upcycling Clothes and Economic Inequality
Jul
20
12:00 PM12:00

[x]press workshop: Upcycling Clothes and Economic Inequality

Youth Art Exchange youth artists are running ✨[x]press✨, a Social Justice Pop Up Shop, at [x]space arts hub this summer until August 1! Come to their three FREE workshops to make art and learn about the following art practices and themes:

Saturday, July 20, 12-2pm: Upcycling Clothes and Economic Inequality
Saturday, July 27, 12-2pm: Block Printing + Pins and Black Lives Matter
Saturday, August 3, 12-2pm: Cyanotype and Gender Politics

From July 17 until Aug 1, Wed-Sat from 12-5pm come by [x]space at 5137 Mission Street to buy totes, t-shirts and more that Maria, Mia, Fiona and Lillian have designed, dyed, and printed on.

[x]press is supported by a BLING grant from the Youth Leadership Institute 🙌

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Be Seen: Bay Area LGBTQ Youth Art Show - Exhibit
Jun
27
to Jul 11

Be Seen: Bay Area LGBTQ Youth Art Show - Exhibit

Opening: Thursday, June 27, 4-7pm
Exhibit: June 27-July 11

Youth Art Exchange is celebrating 2019 LGBTQ Pride with Be Seen: Bay Area LGBTQ Youth Art Show at [x]space arts hub in the Excelsior. Be Seen will be a space for LGBTQ-identifying youth under 25 years old to show their artwork and be seen, appreciated, and celebrated. It is a space especially for LGBTQ youth whose experiences and identities are marginalized and underrepresented, such as youth of color, girls, first generation youth, low-income youth, and youth experiencing homelessness. Now accepting submissions of art!

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Be Seen: Bay Area LGBTQ Youth Art Show - Opening
Jun
27
4:00 PM16:00

Be Seen: Bay Area LGBTQ Youth Art Show - Opening

Opening: Thursday, June 27, 4-7pm
Exhibit: June 27-July 11

Youth Art Exchange is celebrating LGBTQ Pride with Be Seen: Bay Area LGBTQ Youth Art Show at [x]space arts hub in the Excelsior. Be Seen will be a space for LGBTQ-identifying youth under 25 years old to show their artwork and be seen, appreciated, and celebrated. It is a space especially for LGBTQ youth whose experiences and identities are marginalized and underrepresented, such as youth of color, girls, first generation youth, low-income youth, and youth experiencing homelessness. Now accepting submissions of art!

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[x]space Paint and Sip with KB
Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

[x]space Paint and Sip with KB

Youth Art Exchange is so excited to partner with artist KB, who moved into the ArtSpan artist studio at [x]space arts hub this spring for a Paint and Sip event on Tuesday, June 25 from 6-8pm. Tickets are $25 and include all art materials and refreshments. Bring a friend, make some art, and support our free arts programs for youth! Buy your ticket now using this link.

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Paper Pottery with Laura Echegaray - Green Art Workshop Visiting Artist Series
Jun
1
1:00 PM13:00

Paper Pottery with Laura Echegaray - Green Art Workshop Visiting Artist Series

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Create colorful handmade paper bowls and baskets from discarded magazines, mailers, maps, encyclopedias, and more! Choose your favorite style and sculpt decorative and functional art objects using paper craft techniques. This workshop is led by artist Laura Echegaray.

This workshop is part of Green Art Workshop's Visiting Artist Series hosted by Youth Art Exchange at [x]space Arts Hub in 2019. All workshops are FREE and open to the public. Families are welcome! Workshops are 1-3pm!

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Green Zines: 101 with Jamil Moises Ortanez  - Green Art Workshop Visiting Artist Series
May
11
1:00 PM13:00

Green Zines: 101 with Jamil Moises Ortanez - Green Art Workshop Visiting Artist Series

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Learn about the history of zines and create your own personal zine! Through community building participants will deepen their knowledge of local social justice histories. Using vintage national geographic magazines and historical images from local social justice archives participants will create their own zines. This workshop is led by artist Jamil Moises Ortanez.

This workshop is part of Green Art Workshop's Visiting Artist Series hosted by Youth Art Exchange at [x]space Arts Hub in 2019. All workshops are FREE and open to the public. Families are welcome! Workshops are 1-3pm!

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YDM: Youth Digital Music Festival 2019
May
3
4:00 PM16:00

YDM: Youth Digital Music Festival 2019

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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.

Performers include The DJ ProjectToday’s Future SoundXanubis, Last Minute Entertainment, and Youth Art Exchange music production students. Bay Area luminaries speaking at YDM include DJ/Producer/Today’s Future Sound staff Ray Reck and KQED Arts editor Nastia Voynovskaya.

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MUVAEARTH: An Art Show
Apr
30
6:30 PM18:30

MUVAEARTH: An Art Show

MUVAEARTH is an environmentally-focused art show that solely features the artwork of women of color, organized by Johanna Cervantes and Miranda Matos. The art will be centered on environmentalism and the questions: “What does is it mean it be an environmentalist, an artist, and a women of color? How does this manifest itself in your art?” Artists include: Marisa Cain who upcycles discarded clothing and Giselle Fernandez who uses recycled pizza boxes as canvases. Haley James will be speaking on food sovereignty.

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(415) Public Gallery - Happy Hour!
Apr
15
6:30 PM18:30

(415) Public Gallery - Happy Hour!

Youth Art Exchange wants to open our walls to everyone living/working/loving in San Francisco. No, we really mean EVERYONE, whether you consider yourself an artist or not, we want your creativity in our gallery. All ages/all backgrounds. Contribute to our goal of 415 pieces in the show!

Join us for a happy hour on 4/15: Monday, April 15, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm at [x]space arts hub.

If you can, bring a donation for YAX, and/or buy a work of art from the show!

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Uprooted & Rising’s San Francisco Regional Training
Apr
13
8:00 AM08:00

Uprooted & Rising’s San Francisco Regional Training

Uprooted & Rising aims to create a culture shift through public action, digital organizing, and creative storytelling that uplifts and centers the ideas and experiences of those who have been marginalized by corporate control and white supremacy in our food system. The movement includes students, workers, faculty, food producers, and community members that institutions of higher education are meant to serve. Regional Trainings are designed to introduce and engage participants in our movement for Food Sovereignty. We plan to discuss the issues of corporate control and white supremacy in our food system and introduce our plan for a food system that nourishes us all. 

Information and registration here.
Training: 8am-6pm. Dinner: 6pm-8pm.

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(415) Public Gallery - Opening
Apr
6
4:00 PM16:00

(415) Public Gallery - Opening

Youth Art Exchange wants to open our walls to everyone living/working/loving in San Francisco. No, we really mean EVERYONE, whether you consider yourself an artist or not, we want your creativity in our gallery. All ages/all backgrounds. Contribute to our goal of 415 pieces in the show!

Join us for the opening of the show on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 4-7pm at [x]space Arts Hub.

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Mix & Match Marionettes with Haya Tawatao  - Green Art Workshop Visiting Artist Series
Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

Mix & Match Marionettes with Haya Tawatao - Green Art Workshop Visiting Artist Series

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Forage found images from calendars, greeting cards, and magazines to find the elements for your assemblage. Play with “cut-up” and collage techniques to create your own one-of-a-kind hybrid dancers. This workshop is led by artist Haya Tawatao.

This workshop is part of Green Art Workshop's Visiting Artist Series hosted by Youth Art Exchange at [x]space Arts Hub in 2019. All workshops are FREE and open to the public. Families are welcome! Workshops are 1-3pm!

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This City Life
Mar
18
to Apr 6

This City Life

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Our Music Production faculty artist Alfie Macias will be hosting a project called This City Life at [x]space in March. 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.  Come on the following days at [x]space to have your story recorded:

  • Monday March 18 from 4-6pm

  • Wednesday March 20 from 4-6pm

  • Sunday March 31 from 11am-4pm during Sunday Streets

  • Saturday, April 6 from 4pm-7pm.

If you are interested in setting up an appointment outside of this time, email info@youthartexchange.org.

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