Young Artists Group, presented by Artegon Marketplace


Young Artists Group, presented by Artegon Marketplace

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 

Location: 29 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
Members: 89
Latest Activity: Aug 3, 2016

Young Artists Group Basic Details:

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 24 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 and occasionally at performance venues and galleries in Downtown Orlando.

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. Email to join!

You must click above to  "JOIN" this Group to receive future communications regarding the Young Artists Group.


Mayor Dyer and the Founding Members of the all-new Downtown Arts District's Young Artists Group 2010

Discussion Forum

Call for Art! YAG Gallery, Surface Encounters

Attention YAG Members!  Please see this call for art for our August Third Thursday exhibit:…Continue

Started by linda brant Aug 3, 2016.

YAG Workshop on July 9th, Surface Encounters

Don't miss this workshop for Young Artists ages 15-21, on Saturday, July 9 at Artegon Marketplace:…Continue

Started by linda brant Jul 4, 2016.

News from the YAG Gallery

Look what's happening in the Young Artist Group (YAG) Gallery!  An interactive, collaborative piece is in progress - through July 15. Stop by and add to this special mandala: …Continue

Started by linda brant Jun 28, 2016.

Call for Art, YAG Photography

Call for Art!  Young Artists, ages 15-21 are invited to submit work for the YAG Photography Show!  A wide range of work, including traditional photography and mixed media work that includes…Continue

Started by linda brant Jun 28, 2016.

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Comment by Bryan Basnight on April 4, 2015 at 2:26pm

Awesome turnout at the YAG today, 4/4/2015! Great discussion led by mentor artist Halsi. Definitely will be out on Third Thursday to pick up some of these paintings! 

Comment by Meridith Olinger on July 8, 2012 at 10:04pm

SPECIAL SUMMER YAG WORKSHOP FEATURING DOUGLAS NESBIT! We had so many requests for another photography workshop and here it is!!  Douglas is back for another day of professional instruction, presentation and inspiration in digital photography.  Bring your digital camera and plan on learning from one of the best professional photographers in the business of both fine art photography and commercial photography.

The ideal camera for this workshop is digital camera that can be manually adjusted, not a point and shot camera... BUT PLEASE come if all you have access to is a point and click.  You will still be able to particiapte and gain so much valuable insight into photography.

We will see you on July 21 at 1:00! And bring a friend!

Comment by Franklin Reyes on April 14, 2012 at 10:43pm

Hey, my name is Franklin and i am a new member as well a new artist.  

Comment by shauna jackson on April 10, 2012 at 1:14pm

My name is Shauna Jackson.  I am a new member as well as a new artist.  I am just finding out about all the exciting places to go check out local art.  I can't wait to be able to participate, hopefully shortly. I am also a mother of 4 so it is hard to get that extra time as well.  All of my painting is inspired by my kids and the world around them.  The negativity and ignorance that feeds most people is also a strong inspiration.  I want my kids to understand the world and not be sheltered by hatred and differences.

Comment by Matt Beach on October 2, 2011 at 3:39pm
Hey all my name is Matt Beach and I'm a youth member and artist. I recently started Daytona State College's photography major and I'm on track for a BFA in photography!
Comment by David Wheeler on June 12, 2011 at 12:40pm
Quaree please join the Group and other artists this Thursday at CityArts Factory for our monthly Third Thursday Gallery Hop, See you there!
Comment by Qaree Dreher on June 12, 2011 at 12:21am
Hello [: My name is Qaree Dreher and I'm a new youth member of the Young Artists Group. I'm taking AP Studio art next year and I'm really hoping to expand my horizons by communicating and surrounding myself with artist, and I ultimately want to grow as a photographer.
Comment by Jared Maltbie on May 20, 2011 at 4:43pm

I'm happy to say that I've attended my first 3rd Thursday yesterday and it was a great experience. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing what some of the local artist had to offer and look forward to seeing what comes in the future.


I'd love to know how to get some of my work showcased.

Comment by Krystal Quint on May 18, 2011 at 12:26pm
Whats going on with this months exhibit?
Comment by Krystal Quint on January 26, 2011 at 2:58pm
I want to participate!

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