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A 25-year strong Richmond institution, ART 180 is a community-centered arts space, gallery, and creative collective curating events, workshops, exhibitions, residencies, and art experiences for young people, their families, and the working artists in our city.

We create spaces, free of judgement, encouraging creative self-expression while developing young creators and promoting them through exhibitions, performances, public art, and mor

We build partnerships with professional artists, schools, and community organizations to guide young people in developing skills to help them share their own unique and important voice.

We operate Atlas, a community arts hub and gallery in Jackson Ward, where our office is located, and provide programs at partner locations across the community.

We are a collective of artists, young people, teachers, community members and supporters of all kinds. Our Collective knows no borders and no single biography — we each bring our own strengths, opinions, perspectives and personalities to create something unique.
Our commitment is to growth — developing the capacity to meet every moment with openness, curiosity and resilience. Our strength is through each other and the space we create. We give each other permission to challenge, question, and comfort, so we stay accountable to our work and supportive through change.

The ART 180 Collective is committed to the path of growth, purpose, and elevating the creative spirit that makes life more joyful.


We are a collective of creative people cultivating the tools and strength of spirit to meet every moment, every trauma, and every triumph head on.




We are building a future for our collective where freedom is a given, creativity is a lifestyle, and every moment can be met with presence and purpose.




At ART 180 we...



Use art as an amplifier
Whether self-expression or a political message, we use art to raise our voices

Co-create to innovate
When we share the power of creativity equally, we create magic

Make space for everyone’s voice
We ensure everyone has a moment to share their opinions, perspectives, and questions

Take youth seriously
We respect the voices of our youth and invite them to lead

Listen before we speak
We grow through listening

Keep curiosity close
We exercise the muscle of curiosity in all things


We create deep, reflective, and fun programming and events for young people and our community using art as the tool for self-knowledge and joy.

ART 180 is a registered 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998, operating offices and a youth art center + gallery in the Jackson Ward neighborhood of Richmond, VA.


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