Youth Art Programs
Summer Youth Employment Program
The youth have workshops by local artist mentors, visit public art, and work closely with each other, and Lead Artist Mentor Eugene O'Neill and ACG Staff. By the end of the program, each participant will have created their very own 4’x8’ moveable mural that will be put in public. More Art Everywhere.
Corner Canvas provides resources for creativity and empowerment to the community and by utilizing the rich cultural assets in the region. This program gives an opportunity for the youth in the community to share their creative imagination and capabilities, through the restructure of vacant buildings and sparse lots. They come together to foster positive change through leading by example, creative expression, and the power of collaboration.
LOOK! 2018: The Art of Recycling
LOOK! gives local youth the opportunity to work with professional artists to explore art centered around a theme; in 2018, that theme was the art of recycling. Kids toured the 2018 Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational and learned about how artists repurpose found materials to create works of art.
LOOK! 2017: Kids' Eye View ALB
ACG paired members of the Bus Stop Club aged 8-14 with professional photographers for an afternoon exploring and photographing the area around ACG. Then, the high-resolution images were wheat-pasted on the building next door to the arcade on Maiden Lane. The result was a youth-focused public photography project that brightened the space by ACG.