What is BGCMA’s Youth Art Connection?
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta has a gallery and workspace for young artists called the Youth Art Connection (YAC) that is located downtown at 63 Auburn Avenue. Established in partnership with United Way in 1996, YAC is an important part of BGCMA’s arts and cultural enrichment programs. It provides workshops, special events and youth-focused exhibitions for Boys & Girls Club members who participate in fine arts, photography, performing arts & creative writing programs.
In addition, YAC hosts a variety of outside exhibitions and events and collaborates with youth area organizations to provide innovative and challenging opportunities for members. These partners include Georgia State University, Imagine It Children’s Museum, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Kiwanis Club, The FOX Theatre, Istanbul Center, Georgia Tech University, Alpharetta Jr. Womans Club, Fulton County Arts Council, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs and more. To find out how you can collaborate with YAC, call 404.614.6233.
Funding for after-school arts programming is provided in part by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of Fulton County Arts and Culture.