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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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[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

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: Cyanotype and Gender Politics
Aug
3
12:00 PM12:00

[x]press workshop: Cyanotype and Gender Politics

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

ArtMart: Art Auction + Fundraiser!

Join Youth Art Exchange for our annual fundraising event at [x]space! Last year we raised $$ for YAX programs and had a blast showing off [x]space, our new meat market turned arts hub. 

On Thursday, October 10th, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9 PM 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! More details coming soon.

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.

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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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(415) Public Gallery - Call for Submissions
Mar
4
to Mar 26

(415) Public Gallery - Call for Submissions

**DEADLINE EXTENDED!** You can now submit your art on Monday March 25 and Tuesday March 26, from 10am-6pm at [x]space arts hub (5137 Mission Street). New deadline is March 26 at 6pm. More info below.

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!

Submission Guidelines:
– Size limited to 18″x24”
– No hate
– You will be asked to sign a waiver upon submission

Submission Dates:
Monday-Fridays, March 4-26th. Deadline is Tuesday, 3/26. Mondays-Thursdays at [x]space and Fridays at City Hall. Click for more details.

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Paper Quilling with Debbie Wu - Green Art Workshop Visiting Artist Series
Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

Paper Quilling with Debbie Wu - Green Art Workshop Visiting Artist Series

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Using newspapers, advertising inserts and recycled papers, create works of art, both functional as well as decorative. Come learn a simple paper rolling techniques that transforms everyday materials into something new. You’ll be making gifts and unique items for years to come! This workshop is led by artist Debbie Wu.

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

This project is presented by Green Art Workshop supported by the YMCA of San Francisco, Excelsior Collaborative SF, and Youth Art Exchange.

[x]space Arts Hub: 5137 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94112

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YAX TRAX • February 2019
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

YAX TRAX • February 2019

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Introducing YAX TRAX: [yax•trax] - n.
• an event for all Youth Art Exchange students and their friends featuring music, art, and FREE pizza! come hang out with YAX students from all classes.
• from 6-8pm the last wednesday of every month at [x]space arts hub (5137 mission street)
• an event featuring YAX music students which centers youth-driven culture
• for TEENS only!

[x]space Arts Hub: 5137 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94112

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DIASPORA: A Celebration of Black Art in San Francisco
Feb
23
4:00 PM16:00

DIASPORA: A Celebration of Black Art in San Francisco

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Join Youth Art Exchange for DIASPORA: A Celebration of Black Art in San Francisco, Saturday, February 23 from 4-7pm at [x]space (5137 Mission St). Diaspora will feature BAYCAT youth-produced videos, paintings by Chondon (of artist collective Somekina), and zines + visuals by Penny.

[x]space Arts Hub: 5137 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94112

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[x]space Monthly Volunteer Days - February 2019
Feb
21
11:00 AM11:00

[x]space Monthly Volunteer Days - February 2019

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Come to Youth Art Exchange's [x]space Monthly Volunteer Day! It takes a lot of work to keep up [x]space, including cleaning, organizing, and painting. We would really love your help - and to get to know you better! Bring your friends and make [x]space beautiful for YAX classes and public events.

[x]space Arts Hub: 5137 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94112

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