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

The Really Big Show

Spotlighting the spectacular young talent of Richmond

Please join us to celebrate ART 180's spring projects in creative expression, featuring young people from…

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club (zines), St. Andrew's School (song writing), Charterhouse School (alter ego story portraits), Northstar Academy (sculpture), Richmond Alternative School (spoken word), St. Joseph's Villa (mixed media collage) and Communities In Schools of Richmond at these schools: Redd Elementary (mosaic map-making), Binford Middle (dance), Lucille Brown Middle (writing), Elkhardt Middle (cloth story books), Henderson Middle (video games), Fairfield Middle (photography).

Plus, we’ve merged the best of the Jonny Z Festival, with Bizarre Market vendors, DJ Graybeard from WRIR 97.3fm, food trucks, art activities and more festival fun!

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We Won a Prize!

Thanks for making us the best, Richmond!

New Teen Programs

Are you 13-18 years old or do you work with teens who live in challenging circumstances? Our next round of teen programs begin April 13. Read more about the offerings and how to sign up here.

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.