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A Canvas for Expression, Expectation and Empowerment

Inspire & Mobilize

OUR MISSION

INVESTING IN OAKLAND YOUTH BY CULTIVATING A SPIRIT AND SPACE OF OPEN ARTISTIC EXPRESSION CREATION AND COMMUNITY BUILDING

Joyce Gordon Foundation of the Arts provides a cultural resource for the Oakland Bay Area Community.

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—  Youth Art Exhibition 2019  —

Seize the opportunity to exhibit and sell your art in a professional gallery!

Currently seeking youth artists (up to age 25) for an art exhibition centered around the theme of "Joy & Healing"

Artwork will be shown in the renowned Joyce Gordon Gallery in tandem with Joyce Gordon Foundation of the Arts' 3rd annual OYAE! Festival 2019 (Oakland Youth Art Explosion)

Email submissions and inquiries to OYAEFESTIVAL@GMAIL.COM

Deadline for Submissions: JULY 12, 2019

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!

Our annual outdoor community youth arts festival inspiring and empowering our youth through the Arts. The 3rd annual OYAE! Festival returns to bring our community a FREE youth visual and performing arts festival featuring and organized by the Oakland youth and young adults. This youth extravaganza has garnered support from seasoned artists/mentors, community leaders and youth arts & cultural organizations.

This event is FREE and open to the public!

Bring the Fam and come support our youth arts community!


{ Currently Seeking }

* Youth Artists *

* Youth Performers *

* Youth Entrepreneurs / Vendors *

* Youth Organizations *

Click HERE to Register


Main Stage - Music and dance performances by local youth groups (ages 13+)

Art Crawl - Mentoring local artists guiding youth with hands on art making

OYAE! Youth Art Exhibit - Youth curated art exhibition shown in the gallery

Young Entrepreneurs - Youth produced products and art for sale

Health Market - Wellness & Eco-education and the promotion of healthy eating

Get Fit - Sports activities creatively motivating youth to move their bodies

Email submissions and inquiries to OYAEFESTIVAL@GMAIL.COM

See you at OYAE!

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OUR VISION

The youth art program is to build an effective program that is all encompassing of the arts reaching out to East Bay youth targeting the West Oakland and Downtown area to raise consciousness, promote self-expression and bring about positive change while building community. We provide a studio space for youth to access high quality arts programing led by mentoring artists. Here they will learn and gain exposure to professional artists and their practices, learn about the business of art and build marketable skills and give back to the community through public service cultivating the culturally rich environment of Oakland.

OUR OBJECTIVE

Run a pilot program over the summer and some weekends partnering with schools, libraries, and non-profits for youth.

Youth Arts Exhibition in the Joyce Gordon Gallery co-curated annually by the youth for youth artists in August

OYAE! Oakland Youth Art Explosion Festival held annually in August

Art of Jazz Holiday Youth Concert Benefit and Art Auction held annually in December

Address

406 14th St., Oakland, CA 94612

Phone

(510) 465-8928

Business Hours

W-F 11AM - 6PM, Sat. 1PM - 4PM
Sun-Mon - by appt only.

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