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Open Studio Series Showcases Creativity January 17-18, 2017

An intimate glimpse at the art and ideas of young people in our fall 2016 programs

Richmond, Virginia – Young artists from ART 180’s fall 2016 community programs will be celebrated in January as they share their artwork with the public.This year’s two-night event takes place at Gallery5 in the Arts and Culture District. Beginning at 6 p.m. each night, the Open Studio Series highlights visual art and performance projects by young people at 12 partner locations throughout the city and offers the chance to hear youth voices. The public is invited to support these young people and be inspired.

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A little about us

ART 180 gives young people the chance to express themselves through art, and to share their stories with others. We create and provide art-related programs to young people living in challenging circumstances, encouraging personal and community change through self-expression... read more about our mission, motivation and staff.

We Won an Award!

For the second year in a row, ART 180 is a finalist for the 2016 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Awards. It's top honors from the President's office for arts education. And boy are we honored!.

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Our Juvenile Justice Work

Our new work with teens caught in the juvenile justice system, in partnership with Legal Aid Justice Center, is connecting the dots between creative expression and advocacy. Learn more here.