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

I Am Powerful

"I Am Powerful," an exhibition of new work created by teens from Richmond's detention center, opens October 7 from 6-9 p.m. and incorporates audio, visual, writing, photography, and conceptual art. The work highlights their experiences navigating the juvenile justice system and their visions for a more supportive community.

For eight weeks over the summer, the teens worked with ART 180 Creative Director Mark Strandquist, Program Coordinator Gina Lyles, and a handful of guest artists to courageously tell their stories.

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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.