ART YARD BKLYN (AYB) is a not-for-profit arts organization that provides contemporary visual art education for underserved and often marginalized kids, teens, adults, and practicing artists of all ages via dedicated classes and K-12 school partnerships. Participants are supported, mentored and given opportunities as artists and teachers.
We believe that art as a holistic endeavor allows us to delve into any topic imaginable. The practice of learning, creating, thinking, and discussing art nourishes people of all ages in body, mind, heart, and spirit. AYB builds and strengthens community through art, fostering a sense of civic responsibility and awareness of social justice, and creating a safe haven where everyone is treated with kindness and respect.
AYB programs take place in our studio at Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), 481 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY; in the field, in our partnership schools; and virtually through Zoom.
Each year we select a broad-based theme
In 2023-24 we will Do Something!