Join Youth Spirit’s young artists, Board and extended community on Saturday December 7th 1pm to 4pm for the grand opening of our new, much larger space at 1740 Alcatraz Avenue. Silent art auction, tons of youth-made art for sale, terrific food, awesome music and spoken word!!! For more info. call: 510-282-0396.
Youth Spirit young artists are now selling their green, youth-made art Monday through Friday 3:30pm to 6pm via their “Art Cart” at the Berkeley Bowl–near Adeline & Oregon Street! Look for young people selling art tote bags, tee shirts, candles, mugs and other fantastic work daily. Help youth pay for college, vocational training, housing and other key living expenses through making amazing art and selling it! Art Saves Lives!!!!
Youth Spirit is delighted to be holding its 6th Summer Intensive Art Jobs Training Program this summer! Our stipended program begins Monday June 17th and runs Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm til August 16th. Youth, ages 16 to 25, can participate in our morning Art Studio program, 10am to 2pm, or our Afternoon Community Art Program, 2:30pm to 6:30pm. To sign up, fill out an application on line and submit it or fill one out at our retail store/art studio at: 1769 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley (near the corner of Adeline Street). We are 4 blocks from Ashby BART. For info. call: 510-282-0396.
Youth Spirit Artwork will be holding our first ever Poetry Slam on Sat. Nov. 3rd at 4pm featuring the work of YSA young poets and artists. The event will be held at our art studio at 1769 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley 94703 at the corner of Adeline. Join us for poetry as well as food and drinks. Shop for holiday gifts and learn about YSA’s model work empowering youth through art jobs and jobs training! For more info. call 510-282-0396.
Youth Spirit young artists are continuing their work using art in community health education in 2012/13 with three new public art works scheduled for South Berkeley: 1) the traffic turn-a-round at Woolsey and Ellis Street; 2) 16 mosaic street barricades on Ashby Avenue between Shattuck and Telegraph Avenue; and, 3) the “Sweet Adeline” planter at 63rd and Adeline Street. Stay tuned for photo updates! This project led by YSA Apprentice Leader Elijah Mount-Finette includes beloved volunteer Priscilla Hine and students from the Berkeley High School Arts and Humanity Academy, Mumal Salim, Seiya Suzuki, and Jessical Gutierrez, as well as neighborhood residents. To contribute colorful tiles or broken plates to this effort call us at: 510-282-0396, or simply drop off contributions at our art studio at: 1769 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley.
Youth Spirit is delighted to report that Friday August 10th 25 youth completed our eight week Summer Intensive Art Jobs Training Program climbing our Progression Ladder gaining skills, experience and self-confidence as they work toward personal and professional goals! We are grateful for all of the efforts of our Leadership Team making this terrific work possible.