The Art Hive
The Art Hive at UDYC is an open art studio for youth experiencing homelessness ages 18-24 every Monday and Wednesday from 12:00-2:00 pm. The Art Hive seeks to cultivate community engagement, self-care, and creative expression. It is a predominately youth-led space where participants take leadership roles in personal work and community projects. This includes youth-created community agreements that reflect their needs for the space, along with skill-sharing, coordinating community-based artworks, and leading workshops. At its core, the Art Hive at UDYC believes that creative expression is a powerful tool for youth to tell their stories, cultivate healthy coping skills, and connect with others—something that we believe should be accessible to all!