[ We are artists, writers, musicians, poets, dancers and everyday people working to create change in young people’s lives through art. ]


Featuring work from Free Minds Book Club (DC), Performing Statistics (RVA), Teens With a Purpose (Norfolk), and others

Opening Reception
Friday, April 7, 6-9 p.m.
Including an all-ages art activity

Also part of ROOTS Weekend Richmond
April 20-23 | More info at

April 7-28, 2017
at ATLAS, a project of ART 180

Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
or by calling 804.233.4180

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.

Upcoming Event

Join us for ROOTS Weekend-Richmond, a gathering of artist-activists throughout the south to take a critical look at the U.S. Prison Industrial Complex. This event is organized by Alternate ROOTS in partnership with ART 180, ArtChangeUS, and RIHD.

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.