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Richmond Community Hospital unveils new mural celebrating African-American founders

The mural, created by local artist Hamilton Glass and alumni from Art 180, depicts the 21 physicians who, along with Dr. Sarah Garland Jones, founded the hospital... Read more.

Photos from May 3-5th Edition

The festivities drew hundreds of art lovers last Saturday to the grounds of the Science Museum of Virginia... Read more.

Art 180 Celebrates the Work of its Young Artists With the Really Big Show at the Science Museum of Virginia

Young people from around the city will be involved in a free event showcasing their visual and performance art from various after-school programs offered by the nonprofit Art 180... Read more.

A Really Big Show

ART 180's 15th-anniversary exhibition of student artwork comes to the Science Museum of Virginia on April 28... Read more.

The Really Big Show for child artists

ART 180 is celebrating their 20th anniversary. They provide an outlet and encourage kids in challenging circumstances to express themselves through art... Read more.

New exhibits at Piedmont Arts highlight a wide range of talent

In the Pannill Gallery is “ART 180: Imagining a World Where No Youth Are Locked Up,” a full installation from a group in Richmond... Read more.

State Grapples With Juvenile Justice, Student Discipline

Virginia continues to struggle with issues relating to juvenile justice and student discipline. In 2015, the state incarcerated more youth than all other states across the country... Read more.

Dominion Energy Awards $50,000 to ArtStars Winners

This year's Dominion Energy ArtStars award-winners are brightening communities and inspiring a whole new generation of talented students and performers across Virginia... Read more.

ART 180 pushes lawmakers to fund restorative justice programs instead of youth prisons

Mark Strandquist, Creative Director for the Performing Statistics Project at ART 180, says with help from local NPR affiliates recording the voices of kids currently behind bars, Virginia lawmakers can hear from them first hand... Read more.

Agnes Gund’s Art for Justice Fund Just Awarded $22 Million in Grants to Fight Mass Incarceration

In addition to Mural Arts, other arts-based organizations to receive awards this year include ART 180, Rehabilitation Through the Arts, and Arts for Incarcerated Youth Project... Read more.

Photo Essay: ART 180 & Performing Statistics march in 3rd annual Juvenile Justice Parade

Over the weekend, local organizations Rise for Youth and Performing Statistics joined ART 180 to march in the 3rd Annual Juvenile Justice Parade... Read more.

ART 180 exhibit shows life through jailed teens’ eyes; Juvenile Justice Parade to take place on Broad Street Friday

“My Reality” is an art exhibit created by teens who have experienced the juvenile justice system in Richmond... Read more.

Exhibit uses virtual reality to shine light on youth incarceration

Welcoming a large crowd to partake in the simulation of the experiences of incarcerated youth, ART 180 held an opening reception for its virtual... Read more.

ART 180 Gives Public a Glimpse Inside the Lives of Incarcerated Youth with Virtual Reality Exhibit

Atlas, ART 180's center for teens, intends to give you a glimpse into what that experience is like with their latest exhibit and installation Read more.

Preview: ART 180 Opens Virtual Reality Exhibit Featuring Incarcerated ...

When Virginia legislators meet in January, Art 180's latest innovative program will be waiting for them. The nonprofit will have a storefront a... Read more.

Art Program Helps Local Kids Gain Confidence and ‘Speak from the Heart’

Within the walls of a building on Marshall Street in downtown Richmond, young people are finding their voice. Read more.

ART 180 Teams With Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

ART 180 teen leaders will join forces with Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to transform the Garden into a living tapestry of natural art. Read more.

Power to the (Young) People

Six Points Innovation Center will be a hub for teen-focused programs and activities. Read more.

‘Performing Statistics’ exhibit in Cabell reflects Common Book themes

thought-provoking exhibition that offers insights from young people inside the U.S. juvenile justice system will be on view April 10-14 at James Branch Cabell Library.Read more.

ART 180 pushes lawmakers to fund restorative justice programs instead of youth prisons

ART 180 packed the room at the General Assembly on Wednesday, pushing lawmakers to find alternatives to youth incarceration ahead of plans to open two new youth prisons here in the commonwealth. Read more.

Six Points Innovation Center seeks to transform Highland Park's future through its youth - Richmond Times-Dispatch 6/11/17

Rinn's Storefront for Community Design and White's Saving Our Youth will have a place in the center, as will ART 180. Read more.

A Perfect World - Style Weekly 9/01/15

In a new ART 180 exhibit, incarcerated teens question the redemptive power of art. Read more

Juvenile justice system focus of ART 180's exhibit for First Friday - Richmond Free Press 8/28/15

Youths from Richmond Juvenile Detention Center are using artistic expression to voice their perspective on the juvenile justice system and ways to reform it. Read more

Student Performance of '#BlackLivesMatter' - Richmond Free Press 8/13/215

Young people participating in ART 180's summer program will perform an original play they wrote called "#BlackLivesMatter." Read more

Art and Advocacy Project Seeks Alternatives to Mass Incarceration – WCVE 6/09/15 

A new community collaboration, Performing Statistics, is responding to Virginia’s high rates of sending youth to the juvenile justice system. Teens from ART 180’s leadership program spent three weeks learning about the school to prison pipeline. ART 180 also provides a summer camp for youth from the Richmond Juvenile Justice Center. Listen to the story here

Visionary teens being rad at ART 180 - RVA News 04/02/15

Visionaries, Art 180’s newest exhibit, draws upon the magic of tarot cards. As per usual, ART 180 shows us all that teenagers are some of the most inspiring people. Read more

Art Home - Style Weekly 01/2015

Young people are finding their voices at ART 180 in Jackson Ward. Open High School student Savannah Peters, 14, got involved solely because her mother insisted "Now I really can't live without ART 180," she says, "It definited brought out my talents." Read more 

  •  ART 180's The Really Big Show appeared in this issue as well. See here

Art project helps youths to unmask AIDS fears - Richmond Times-Dispatch 11/18/14

The plaster mark on the gallery wall is a face without eyes. The mask is part of "Never Walk Alone", an exhibit at ART 180, a local nonprofit organization that provides art-related programs to young people living in challenging circumstances. Read more

Artists Coloring Book benefits ART 180 - Richmond Grid 11/2014

The book debuted on a recent First Friday at Atlas, ART 180 space on Marshall Street in Jackson Ward. Scalin and Lively were there, as were many of the other artists involved.People flowed through the gallery space, looking at the framed works of art and in some cases purchasing them. Read more

Gifts For Him - Richmond Family Magazine 11/2014

Richmond Family Magazine agrees, Artists Coloring Book, produced by Chuck Scalin with help from Matt Lively, is a great gift for the holidays. Read more

ART 180: Change Through Art - Richmond Family Magazine 05/2014

One year ago, ART 180 opened its art center for teens, called Atlas, in Richmond’s arts and culture district in historic Jackson Ward. “At Atlas,” Jendayi says, “I felt like everyone was family. I could tell anybody anything. I could connect with anyone. At school, I have to be somebody else. Here I can be myself, so that’s good." Read more

ART 180's Art Karma - Richmond Grid 01/2014

For years, ART 180 had carved out a reputation for giving young people in RVA the chance to express themselves through art. Read more and more

Elevate the Arts - The Community Foundation 2012 Annual Report

Marlene Paul found inspiration for her life's work through a simple, yet powerful idea -- to stimulate change through art. Read more and more

ART 180 Holds Fundraiser - Richmond Times-Dispatch 12/2013

People looked at items during a silent auction fundraiser and "good karma party" Read more

First Fridays Art Walk - Richmond Free Press 09/2013

Visitors check out the GuitART display of painted guitar cases at the newly opened ART 180 gallery at 114 W. Marshall St. Read more

Richmond's Best & Worst - Richmond Magazine 09/2013 

ART 180 was chosen as the Best Arts and Culture Nonprofit by both the magazine and the readers, beating out the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for the top spot. See here and here

A Power[FULL] Evening of Theater - The Hat 09/03/13

This isn't the same old song and dance. What started as an ART 180 summer education program has flowered into a staged production. Read more

6th Annual Jonny Z Festival - Richmond Family Magazine 08/2013

A fun, funky, free, family-friendly celebration of art, music and community. Read more

ART 180 Street Party - Richmond Free Press 08/2013

Former classmates enjoy a get-together at The Jonny Z Festival in The Fan. Read more

ROSMY Unveils Youth Designed and Painted Mural - GayRVA

“When the youth talk about ROSMY, they say this is a place were they feel safe, were they feel at home,” said Beth Panilaitis, Executive Director of ROSMY, as she addressed the eager crowd. “And now we no longer have a drab wall, we have a a visual depiction of what community really is.” Read more

LGBTQ youth mural paints a bigger picture - Richmond Times Dispatch 7/27/2013

Young artist from ROSMY are painting a mural on the side of the group's building at 2311 Westwood Ave., under the direction of ART 180. Read more

Carving Out a Place for Lasers- Richmond Grid 07/2013

Big Secret uses a nontraditional approach to lasers to carve the names of donors into acrylic clouds hanging in ART 180's Atlas center. Read more and more

ART 180 spreads its wings - Richmond Home 5/2013

ART 180 was founded on the idea that young people deserve to find expression through art. Read more

BIG ART - Style Weekly 5/2013

ART 180's mission is to give youth a chance to express themselves through art. Read more 

Special show features love art - Midlothian Exchange 4/2013

What does love look like to you? To a student artist who contributed art to a show organized by Girl Scout Autumn Cox, it look like an enormous paper sculpture. Read more 

Love Through the Eyes of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Richmond Family Magazine 04/2013

April is recognized as Autism Awareness Month across the country, and ART 180 is happy to be part of bringing the unique creative expression of young people with autism to the public through an exhibition at Atlas, our new art center for teen. Read more 

ART 180 finds a home of their own – Richmond Times Dispatch 5/13/12

ART 180, much like the paintings by its kids, has been a work of art without a home to truly call its own. Read more 

Art 180 is awarded the Impact 100 grant - Richmond Magazine 5/2012

On May 8, four nonprofit finalists made their case to win a $100,000 grant at Impact 100's third annual Big Give. Read more 

Block Party to Celebrate ART 180 Exhibit on Monument – Richmond Times Dispatch 4/28/12

The controversy surrounding a student art display on Monument Avenue gets a "happy ending" Monday, organizers say, when homeowners will host a block party for the young artists who painted the self-portraits. Read more 

Richmond stands for youth art exhibit – Commonwealth Times 4/5/12

Hundreds of people attended a scheduled art walk Tuesday night on Monument Avenue in support of ART 180, a local organization whose exhibit has become the center of controversy in the last week. Read more  

Monument Residents Can Host Art Displays – Richmond Time Dispatch 4/5/12

Homeowners on Monument Avenue will be allowed to foster about two dozen paintings by local students that the city of Richmond decided must come off the avenue's median by Monday. Read more  

Monument Avenue Art Exhibit Focus of Dispute – Richmond Times Dispatch 4/2/12

Eleven-year-old José Campos wants the public to not only look at his self-portrait but also enjoy it. José was one of 25 Richmond middle school students to create 8-foot-tall self-portraits that are now on display along Richmond's historic Monument Avenue. Read more  

City tells art group to end Monument exhibit Friday – Richmond Times Dispatch 4/1/12

Despite having a permit valid through May 4, a local arts education group has been told by Richmond city officials to remove the 8-foot-tall self portraits from sixth-grade students now on display along Monument Avenue. Read more 

Art 180 is an Official History Maker - Richmond Times Dispatch 9/2011

The Valentine launched Richmond History Makers in 2005 to annually recognize, honor and celebrate those everyday citizens and outstanding organizations that are making significant contributions to the greater Richmond region. ART 180 was chosen for promoting stronger communities through art-related programs for young people living in challenging circumstance. Read more  

Our own fearless leader, Marlene Paul, has won The Teresa Pollack Prize for Excellence in the Arts, in the category of Arts Innovator - Richmond Times-Dispatch 10/27/10

Richmond magazine's annual Theresa Pollak Prizes for Excellence in the Arts recognize the region's makers and creators through reader nominations and panel selection, picking those who carry forth the spirit of Pollak by enhancing the arts and arts education in the Richmond community. Read more  

Cultures Unite in Creation of Mural - Richmond Times Dispatch 6/2010

Led by a local artist, students from Huguenot and George Wythe high schools painted the mural through ART 180's Intercultural Mural Project. The two-story mural now faces the intersection of Cowardin Avenue and Hull Street in South Richmond. Read more  

Tree of Life: ART 180’s Mural Project Grows in Manchester - Richmond Magazine 6/2010

Artist Curtis Gutierrez and coodinator Rachel Mehl present their version of the tree of life with English as a second language students. Read more  

He's so original - Skirt! Richmond 05/2010

Some of our programs leaders were featured in skirt! magazine and dressed for the occasion. "We're teaching kids positive ways to express themselves" says Hamilton Glass, a muralist, accompanied by Nathaniel Rappole and Tim Adkins. Read more 

  • SOHO (Space Of Her Own), a project for young girls that we co-sponsored, also appeared in this issue. Read more

A Mural In Need of A Home - Richmond Times Dispatch 3/30/10

Wanted: a brick wall in South Richmond to house a colorful mural celebrating multicultural unity. Watch video

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