Downtown Arts District’s Young Artists Group spotlights Orlando’s talented young artists. The Young Artists Group (YAG) gives an outlet for artists 15-21 to express themselves through the joy of art. Art is then displayed at the CityArts Factory every 3RD Thursday of the month to display and sell the YAG's work.
Every month the YAG cultivates creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration from local mentors. Each month the next famous artist is waiting to be discovered in the Downtown Arts District's YAG.
Membership is moderated. Members are notified once you've been approved.
"Every artist was first an amateur" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The goal for the Young Artists Group (YAG) is to attract exceptional artistic talent, mentor, educate and help bring their remarkable work to audiences throughout the Downtown Arts District and beyond.
The age range for this group is between the ages of 15 and 21 years. Adults in the visual and performing arts interested in becoming a mentor and/or instructor are welcome to join this group. The Group will meet regularly online via the Slice, at CityArts Factory and occasionally at performance venues and galleries in Downtown Orlando.
Monthly Mentor Workshops:
The first Saturday of every month (exception of June and July due to summer break for students), the CityArts Young Artists Group will meet from 1-4 PM for a professional development workshop lead by one of our mentor artists. Concepts and ideas to be discussed include professionalism and intentionality as an artist, developing your artist's statement, how to create a body of work for exhibits, curating an exhibit, finding your voice/style as an artist, as well as many other topics. Mentor artists will also introduce the YAG members to their own personal style and to the mediums used in their artwork. YAG Third Thursday exhibits be reflect that which the student artist take from their exposure to the mentor's artwork, whether it be style, subject or medium. Art supplies are available during the workshop generously provided by SAM FLAX, the largest local art retailer in Orlando. An application must be completed to participate in this YAG Group activity. CLICK HERE to download the application document.
Monthly Third Thursday Exhibits:
Each month where there has been a mentor workshop held, the YAG members will display their work for that month reflecting the style, subjects and/or mediums of the mentor artist for the month. YAG members will rotate taking the responsibility for curating the YAG exhibit each 3RD Thursday. Adhering to deadlines and gallery guidelines will be a priority in YAG members' artistic development. Gallery themes, such as Halloween, will be incorporated into the YAG exhibits themes, as well. CLICK HERE to download the application document.
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After you have joined the YAG Group, please post a “Comment” below indicating if you are a “Youth Member", “Mentor”, "Educator", "Parent" or "Artist", etc...
Mayor Dyer and the Founding Members of the all-new Downtown Arts District's Young Artists Group 2010