Show Your Love for Kids and the Arts

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Visit Youth in Arts this week to show some love for kids and the arts! We have two special events this weekend to celebrate young artists. In addition, Youth in Arts will be “sharing the love” by passing along a percentage of proceeds from items sold in our store to Heads Up San Rafael, a public education foundation supporting our neighborhood schools!

"Our World" mural by Laurel Dell Elementary students

On Friday, the Youth in Arts Gallery & Store will be open late, from 5-8 pm, as part of 2nd Fridays Art Walks. Our new exhibit “Our World: Youth Visions of Family and Community” features a new mural by students from San Rafael’s Laurel Dell Elementary School, as well as work showing the mural creation process and paintings by YIA Mentor Artist Angela Baker, who guided students through the project. On Saturday, from 11-1, Youth in Arts will host the Poetry Out Loud finals for Marin County, with winners from area high schools competing to move on to the state level of this national poetry recitation contest. Open Monday-Friday from 11-3 (and this Saturday during the Poetry Out Loud event), the Youth in Arts Store has jewelry, cards, music and other gift items for your Valentine, as well as “Valentine Collage Card Kits” for kids! Most items in our store are consignments from our Mentor Artists, so your purchases support both local artists and our programs for kids.

Valentine's Collage Card Kit

PLUS from February 10-14, Youth in Arts will pass along 10% of all proceeds to Heads Up San Rafael, a nonprofit foundation funding music, libraries and other much-needed programs in the San Rafael schools.
So, come by 917 C Street (across from the 3rd & C garage downtown) to visit, shop and show your love for our local kids and their accomplishments in the arts!

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