SF Youth Arts Summit

CULTIVATE. EXPRESS. CREATE: The 7th Annual San Francisco Youth Arts Summit

Youth Art Exchange and dozens of arts organizations from across the San Francisco Bay Area will present a two-day celebration of young artists using creativity to amplify their voices and power.

On Friday, December 1, SOMArts and YAX hosts a gallery preview, happy hour, and the second annual Youth Arts Summit Film Festival.

On Saturday, December 2, the gallery will come alive with dozens of exhibits showcasing the work of youth from around The Bay, interactive activities and art making, food and drink, photobooths, live music and DJs, and a performance competition.



Youth organizations, schools, and individual artists – showcase your work at the San Francisco Youth Arts Summit! The SFYAS is a unique opportunity to share your art with hundreds of youth and arts supporters from all around San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Schools and organizations interested in exhibiting visual artwork in the gallery and/or tabling: fill out this form or contact Raffaella [@youthartexchange.org] for more information.

If you’re interested in participating in the SFYAS performance competition, contact Sofia [@youthartexchange.org].

Filmmakers ages 14–20 are invited to submit work to the SFYAS Film Festival for an opportunity to show work on the big screen and win prizes! Submit work here and contact Shanna [@youthartexchange.org] with questions.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Reed [@youthartexchange.org]

RSVP here!

Check out pictures from The 2016 Summit:

2016 participating organizations included 826 ValenciaCalifornia College of the ArtsCircus CenterGateway High SchoolImperfect ProduceJune Jordan School for EquityLick-Wilmerding High SchoolMission HighPyramindQueer Ancestors ProjectRoot DivisionRyse Youth Center, San Francisco Art InstitueSFJAZZThe Mix at SFPLSouthern ExposureRuth Asawa School of the Arts World Music & Dance ProgramStreetside StoriesToday’s Future SoundYerba Buena Center for the ArtsYoung People’s Teen Musical Theatre CompanyYouth SpeaksYouth Art Exchange.

The San Francisco Youth Arts Summit is produced by Youth Art Exchange, sponsored by Lick-Wilmerding High School, with special thanks to Artist & Craftsman Supply San Francisco. Venue support generously provided by SOMArts Cultural Center, which is supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission.