January news & upcoming events



Youth Art Exchange has spent the first week of 2016 mapping out a calendar that’s overflowing with opportunities for both youth and adults to be inspired, get creative, and join us as we celebrate and present a wide array of arts programming.

We hope your New Year is brimming with creative wonder, and, of course, we’d love to see you at Youth Art Exchange and at YAX-sponsored events around the Bay Area! Continue reading

Thanks for making this year’s Summit the best ever!


Thank you for joining us!

Thank you to all of the young artists, volunteers, the Youth Art Exchange Youth Advisory Board, and staff and faculty of every organization that participated in and helped make the 5th Annual San Francisco Youth Arts Summit such a success! Over 500 people joined us in supporting the visual, performing, technical, and multimedia arts work of the brilliant young people in San Francisco. It’s exciting and fulfilling to share a packed afternoon at SOMArts with so many youth and organizations using the arts to make our city shine. Continue reading

Welcome new staff, faculty, and students!

The beginning of the school year is always an exciting time at Youth Art Exchange– this time around is especially exhilarating, as we’re growing in all directions! A couple weeks ago, we hosted an orientation for our Fall session and welcomed over 100 San Francisco public high school students, two new faculty members, one new adjunct faculty, and new YAX staff.

We also introduced a few new classes in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District! For the fall, we’re offering a Percussion + Performance class at Leadership High School, a Graphic Arts + Apparel/Collaborative Printmaking + Fashion Design class at John O’Connell High School, and tandem Architecture + Construction classes in collaboration with John O’Connell High School’s Building, Construction & Trades Lab. We’re also excited to launch a youth-led Architecture Firm, which gives our advanced architecture students opportunities to design Continue reading

Seeking Dance Faculty to join the YAX team

Youth Art Exchange is seeking an experienced teaching artist to become a part of our vibrant non-profit arts center in San Francisco’s Ingleside/Excelsior neighborhood. We are hiring for our Fall 2015 Session, which runs from September 14 — December 15, Mondays & Wednesdays from 4pm — 6:00pm. Our current dance teacher is moving out of state and we are looking to fill her position ASAP. Continue reading