Spring 2019 Exhibition: Belonging photos

Photos from the opening of our Spring 2019 Exhibition: Belonging. Youth Art Exchange spring 2019 students, family, friends, and YAX community gathered at [x]space arts hub on May 3, 2019. Work was showcased by Spring 2019 YAX students of all disciplines: Architecture Firm, Industrial + Product Design, Black + White Photography, Fashion Design, Filmmaking, Music Production, and Printmaking classes. Students sold their work, there was a live block printing activity, and we celebrated the end of another successful YAX program!

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YDM: Youth Digital Music Festival 2019 photos

Photos and videos from the second annual Youth Digital Music Festival at [x]space arts hub on May 3, 2019.

Youth Art Exchange brought together young musicians from across the San Francisco Bay Area for the second annual YDM: Youth Digital Music Festival at [x]space arts hub.

YDM is a showcase featuring live performances, DJ sets, original music from Bay Area youth musicians, and a raffle for an Ableton Live Standard license. Built to be inclusive, YDM stands alone as a youth-led music festival now in its second year. It is a unique opportunity for young musicians to showcase work in front of a supportive audience of peers and music professionals. Youth from multiple organizations in the Bay Area come to network and collaborate as they transition into possible careers in multimedia and the arts.

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

YDM is presented by Youth Art Exchange and supported by the Youth Empowerment Fund and Ableton.

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Summer 2019 recap: ArtBUILD, Filmmaking, Music Production, and Printmaking

On August 1, we celebrated our Summer Exhibition: Growth at [x]space which showcased the work by all our summer intensive students from: ArtBUILD (architecture + fashion design for rising 9th graders), Filmmaking, Music Production, and Printmaking. Below are photos from the exhibition as well as from throughout the summer! Thank you to all our amazing summer youth artists! You can see more from this summer on our Instagram.

Our ArtBUILD students built living walls, thanks Flora Grubb Gardens for donating the plants!

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Be Seen: Bay Area LGBTQ Youth Art Show - Call for Submissions

Bay Area LGBTQ Youth - Submit your art by June 20 to Be Seen: Bay Area LGBTQ Youth Art Show!

Youth Art Exchange (YAX) is looking for submissions of art made by Bay Area LGBTQ youth! YAX is celebrating LGBTQ Pride with Be Seen: Bay Area LGBTQ Youth Art Show at [x]space arts hub in the Excelsior in June. 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.

If you’re interested in showing your work (in any medium - visual, audio, video, 3D, performance, written, etc), email Chantelle at chantelle@youthartexchange.org. Artwork must be submitted at [x]space (5137 Mission St) by June 20.

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