[ We are artists, writers, musicians, poets, dancers and everyday people working to create change in young people’s lives through art. ]

Faces of RVA

"Faces of RVA", an exhibition of mixed media portraits, opens August 5 and spotlights ART 180's most recent projects in creative expression.

ART 180's Teen Leadership Council considered a new perspective on their hometown by exploring historical images of African American Richmonders from the collection of The Valentine. Led by Noah Scalin and assisted by Shelia Gray, the young artists imagined stories about these unknown residents and recreated their portraits in buttons, feathers, sequins and other materials.

We Won an Award!

For the second year in a row, ART 180 is a finalist for the 2016 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Awards. It's top honors from the President's office for arts education. And boy are we honored!.

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A little about us

ART 180 gives young people the chance to express themselves through art, and to share their stories with others. We create and provide art-related programs to young people living in challenging circumstances, encouraging personal and community change through self-expression... read more about our mission, motivation and staff.