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!

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P.O.C. Street Arts Program

The People of Color Street Arts Program is an arts and culture-based employment program for youth of color that provides paid opportunities for youth to create and present works of art. The program promotes individual expression through multiple mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, writing, spoken word, music, performance and more. Exercises and discussions involve the importance of cultural differences and intersections within art. Through this program, youth have the opportunity to create, engage, and gain leadership skills with a social justice perspective in monthly community-based art projects.

Youth at table showcasing his art