Enables youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of visual and tactile arts and crafts, performing arts, and creative writing.|
This art-in education organization is dedicated to making the arts a part of every young person's life. By placing an artist in residency at each location, members have been exposed to visual arts, theater, music, dance, and literature.
Fine Arts Exhibit Program
This year-round program encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 6-18 through drawing, painting, print making, collage, mixed media and sculpture. The artwork is displayed at local and regional exhibits where winning work is sent for inclusion in the National Fine Arts Exhibit at Boys & Girls Clubs of America's National Conference.
National Photography Contest
Club members participate in Boys & Girls Clubs of America's National Photography Contest in which they take pictures of whatever catches their eye, they name the picture and then it is submitted for judging. Last year, we had two third place winners.
Griffis Sculpture Park
Griffis Sculpture Park allows us to tour the park with a guided tour. This park has larger than life sculptures that members can climb on and learn the history of the maker of the art work and what inspired them to build the sculptures. They also complete several art programs within our Clubhouses. Youth learn how to create sculptures made from steel, pastels, print making, mixed media, and collage.