Coming up in May: five (!!) events to keep you entertained this month

May is the final month of our Spring session! Everyone (youth, faculty, and staff alike) at Youth Art Exchange is busy putting final touches on artwork, details, and logistics for our roster of showcase events. We’re excited to celebrate all the work produced by YAX youth and community partners. Check out our list below – we’ll see you there!


Ritmolandia • May 5 + 19: 10AM

Ritmolandia is a series of percussion and dance classes dedicated to empowering community through learning the historic, cultural arts of the San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood. On May 5, learn Brazilian Samba with our guest artist, renowned percussionist Jorge Alabê! For the series finale on May 19, YAX’s own Alfia Macias will lead the class in the rhythms of Carnival, followed by a community performance and celebration. All ages and experience levels welcome! Learn more here.

In Chan Kaajal Park, 17th and Folsom St, San Francisco


New Growth: Vibrant Voices • May 12: 1–4PM

Youth Art Exchange and Root Division present New Growth, a showcase of youth artwork. This is the final celebration and gallery show for YAX’s spring students! YAX youth will present visual art, performances, a fashion show, film screenings, and interactive exhibits alongside work from youth across San Francisco.

Root Division, 1131 Mission Street, San Francisco
RSVP on Facebook


OceanBloom Artist’s Reception • May 14: 5–6:30PM

This summer, Youth Art Exchange will unveil OceanBloom: an interdisciplinary, collaborative mural project, with work installed on a series of 10 utility boxes along Ocean Avenue. Join Youth Art Exchange’s team of artists and printmakers for a sneak preview of the work and artist’s reception at Supervisor Yee’s office in San Francisco City Hall.

SF City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244
Learn more + RSVP on Facebook or Eventbrite


YDM: Youth Digital Music Festival • May 19: 3–5PM

In collaboration with Pyramind, Youth Art Exchange brings together young musicians from across the San Francisco Bay Area for YDM: Youth Digital Music Festival. Join us at Pyramind’s state-of-the-art production facilities for an evening of drops, loops, and beats from The DJ Project, Oasis for Girls, SFJAZZ, Today’s Future Sound, Women’s Audio Mission, Youth Art Exchange, Youth Radio, and more!

Pyramind, 880 Folsom Street, San Francisco
RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook for a chance to win a copy of Ableton Live 10!

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