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


Each of our programs fosters a relationship between an artist (or artists) and a small group of young people. Projects are custom-designed based on the artist, his or her interests, the group's interests, and the site.

For each program we partner with an organization committed to serving children in need: We offer ongoing enrichment opportunities that would otherwise not be available; and they offer the support of counselors, staff, and knowledge that comes from years of experience working with the children we serve.

From time to time we'll pull together a single, defined art event for young people. For National Night Out, for example, we helped kids cover a city street with chalk drawings; another year we videotaped their wishes for their community.

For a list of our community-based partners and programs, click here.

Atlas-Based Programs (ART 180's Art center for teens)

All teen programs take place at Atlas, ART 180's art center for teens, located at 114 W. Marshall Street, on the corner of Brook Rd. and Marshall St. Any questions should be directed to Michael Guedri, Program Manager for all Atlas-based programs, at or 804-233-4180.

Mondays at 5:30-7:30 from January 25 to March 28
Printmaking led by Molly Roberts and Lem David
Teens are exploring identity and healthy relationships through the art of printmaking.

Tuesdays at 5:30-7:30 from January 26 to March 22
"Performing Ancestry" led by Christina Kolb and Maurice Jackson
Teens are exploring their ancestry through movement and video.

Wednesdays at 5:30-7:30 from January 27 to March 23
Teens are developing ceramic trophies celebrating personal traits and those who support us.