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We are a creative, community-oriented arts collective dedicated to empowering young people through the arts. We offer programs—such as our Atlas Art Experiences and Community Art Experiences—workshops, art residencies, and public events that foster self-expression and connections to oneself, others, and the broader community. Collaborating with local schools, artists, and community organizations, we create a uniquely supportive environment for youth, providing tools for creative expression and opportunities to showcase their work through exhibitions, public projects, performances, and markets. Our holistic approach enriches both the individuals we serve and the broader Richmond community, promoting a vibrant cultural landscape.

middle school youth drums

Art Experiences

Discover deep, reflective, and skill-building arts programming for young people through partnerships with Richmond Public Schools and NextUp. Local artists collaborate to create meaningful artistic experiences.

Amiri Key-Richardson paints during The Easel

Join our community arts events, from the Easel—a monthly public art in the parklet series—to art exhibitions, community meetings, and space rentals.


We're constantly curating fresh ideas to engage and inspire.

youth artist in residence works on painting


Multi-week art intensives, designed primarily for young people (middle through high school), held at Richmond Public Schools and our Atlas Gallery. Build lasting relationships with teaching artists, collaborate with peers, and enhance your artistic connection.

Artist Amanda Barnes leads photography exercise at ART 180


Single or multi-day art workshops offered in collaboration with various organizations, providing hands-on creative experiences for young people.

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