The Youth Art Team is an actual grassroots team of artists who have grown together since 2010. As more young artists want to join and the community wants to see more, the Youth Art Team has worked hard to keep up!

The Lead Team has become a strong and multiplying force. They walk through the creative process together first, preparing and providing leadership for additional teams so that hundreds of young artists and creative peers can play meaningful roles in public art experiences provided by the Youth Art Team each year. Now sixty artists, ages 5-18, make up four different teams.

The Youth Art Team’s experience is that the impact of the effort is greater when people work together. As an organization that must raise its own funding in order to work with our cities, schools, and art centers to make these community-based, public art projects possible, the Youth Art Team has become a local powerhouse for collaboration. The Lead Team is grateful to all of the brilliant, hardworking young artists who contribute their ideas and voices to Youth Art Team projects!

Meet the Imagination Coalition (formerly PROJECT 8), a group of leaders who are envisioning the Youth Art Team’s next phase of growth and becoming equipped to help lead it.