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Dec 4

Harvesting Your Roots: 12th Annual Youth Arts Summit

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


California College of the Arts – 1111 8th St SF, CA 94107, Sunday December 4th 12-5pm

Event Description: The San Francisco Youth Arts Summit, a project facilitated by Youth Art Exchange, is an annual gathering of young artists and arts educators. At the Summit, young artists and their adult co-conspirators lead and participate in workshops, interactive installations, exhibits, and performances. 

The Summit features a series of Professional Development opportunities, panel conversations and workshops co-presented with the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area (AEABA)- some geared towards youth, some geared towards teaching artists and arts education professionals, and some are designed to be intergenerational.

The Summit also features exhibitions of youth work, performances, and speakers from across the Bay Area arts education landscape, co-hosted by YAX’s Youth Advisory Board. In bringing together young artists from across the Bay Area, the Youth Arts Summit represents the next generation’s most innovative artists, filmmakers, architects, musicians, performers, and writers.

  • Gallery Viewing + Interactive Tabling: 12-5pm
  • Film Festival: 25 minute program starts at the top of every hour (12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm)
  • Performances: 3:30-4:30pm
  • Workshops: 12-3pm
  • Professional Development Opportunities (geared towards Teachers, Teaching Artists and Arts Education Professionals, however open to all!)

1-2pm: Teaching Artists and Power with Youth Art Exchange
2-3pm Artivate with Amy Berk of City Studio

Youth Workshops (geared toward young artists, however open to all!)
1-2pm Design Your Career
2-3pm Portfolio Review Workshop with California College of the Arts

The Youth Arts Summit is made possible with support from: Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area (AEABA); TPG; Lick-Wilmerding High School; California College of the Arts.

Participating Organizations include: 826 Valencia; The Academy – SF @ McAteer; BAYCAT; BLICK Art Materials, Create CA; Circus Center; City Arts and Leadership High School; de Young Museum; First Exposures; Industrial Design Outreach; James Baldwin Academy; Lick-Wilmerding High School; Pablo Ramirez Foundation; Performing Arts Workshop; Ruth Asawa School of the Arts; RYSE Youth Center; San Francisco Art Institute; Southern Exposure; Teaching Artists Guild; The Mix at SFPL; Today’s Future Sound; and more!

Contact Person: Sofia Vivanco Airaghi, sofia@youthartexchange.org


December 4
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm