In our programs, youth and parents develop communication and problem-solving skills through art-making. The relationships they build with program facilitators and volunteer mentors create a supportive community that fosters confidence and self-esteem.

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In April of 2012, with the guidance of Red Peak Branding, Free Arts NYC embarked upon a rebranding initiative of our now 16-year-old organization. Our new identity provides renewed momentum to further impact the lives of underserved children and families.

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    Shop Art Markit

    For a limited time only, a percentage of sales from Art Markit product will benefit Free Arts NYC. Art Markit brings together everyday products by renowned and crowd-sourced artists from around the globe onto one convenient shopping site. Shop for products by artists including Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Kenny Scharf, Curtis Kulig, Barbara Kruger, Yoshitomo Nara, […]

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    Free Art NYC held our 3rd Annual Kidsfest Hamptons event held Saturday, August 2nd, at the Hampton Country Day Camp. We welcomed over 250 guests to our one-of-a-kind creative outdoor festival, which featured art-making activities, sports games, and hands-on craft stations. Our event was made possible by the generosity of our sponsors, Echo Design and [...]

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    SAVED Wines Gift Set

    Scott Campbell recently developed a limited edition box set for Free Arts NYC. The sleek black wooden box contains SAVED Red Wine and “Magic Maker” Rose and features Scott’s original artwork. He developed the edition of 100 boxed sets as an extension of his commitment to our arts mentoring programs, with 100% of proceeds benefiting […]

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    Art from the Heart Exhibition

    We welcomed over 400 guests to our eleventh annual Art from the Heart gallery event, held at the Bronx Museum of the Arts on Thursday, June 12th. Children, parents, friends, and volunteers came together to celebrate the accomplishment of all Free Arts participants by viewing their showcased artworks. Guests enjoyed refreshments provided by Popchips and […]

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    Scott Campbell: Adoptive Ink on Nowness

    For Free Arts NYC, artist Scott Campbell created a collaborative “karmic mentorship” inspired by the permanence of tattoos. The session was part of the Free Arts NYC Annual Auction, hosted by Marc Jacobs, who has an extensive collection of tattoos by Campbell and helped introduce his inky designs into the world of fashion. “Ten kids […]

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    CFDA Swarovski Auction

    To celebrate the nominees of the 2014 CFDA Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Swarovski has commissioned each designer to create one-of-a-kind crystal objets d’art. All proceeds from the objets will benefit Free Arts NYC. The online auction closes prior to the CFDA Fashion Awards ceremony on June 2nd, at 7pm. VIEW THE ITEMS & BID […]

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    Scott Campbell Limited Edition Prints

    Scott Campbell created a special limited edition print for Free Arts NYC. The prints are letterpressed in custom ink and each individually hand touched with oil paint by the artist. ENOUGH 2014 18″ x 40″ Letterpress & custom ink mix Individually hand touched by the artist Edition of 20 $2,500 each PURCHASE YOURS NOW > […]

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    Scott Campbell Workshop on the Front Page of WSJ

    On April 12th & 13th, Scott Campbell held a workshop with some inspiring and creative young people from Good Shepherd Services. On Sunday, a group of volunteers paired up with them at Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn for a very meaningful, very permanent project. Read more on WSJ

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    Save the Date: Kidsfest Hamptons August 2nd

    Free Arts NYC will once again create Kidsfest Hamptons, our family event that is a one-of-a-kind celebration of art and creativity. Children and families will have the opportunity to experience up to a dozen hands on activities focused around art, music, theater and fashion, while having a chance to explore their personal creativity. KIDSFEST HAMPTONS […]

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    Scott Campbell Inspires Kids in the Bronx

    Scott Campbell recently spent an evening with kids from our Arts Mentoring Program at Stratford House in the Bronx, teaching them about how he became a professional artist, his creative process and artistic inspirations, and creating some very special artworks to be displayed alongside his work at the Annual Art Auction on April 30th. Inspired [...]

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    adidas Originals Stan Smith Custom Painted by Jason Woodside

    Street artist Jason Woodside generously designed and hand painted a new pair of Stan Smith adidas Originals shoes to benefit Free Arts NYC! PLACE YOUR BID ABOUT THE ARTIST For Jason Woodside, art began with math. Getting caught drawing on his desk in math class was the catalyst that led to his impressive street art […]

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    Annual Art Auction Celebrating Scott Campbell

    Free Arts NYC’s 15th Annual Art Auction celebrating Scott Campbell and supported by Marc Jacobs will be held on Wednesday, April 30th from 7-10pm. The Garage 611 W 50th Street New York City MORE INFO & PURCHASE TICKETS: auction.freeartsnyc.org

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    André Saraiva Limited Edition Prints

    André Saraiva created a special limited edition Mr. A print for Free Arts NYC. The prints are individually hand touched/splattered and are signed by the artist. Mr. A 16″ x 16″ Hand touched screenprint Edition of 50 $250 each PURCHASE YOURS NOW > Please note: The purchaser pays the cost of shipping. International shipping varies […]

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    A to Z Project Merchandise On Sale Now

    Following an exciting Free Arts rebrand, t-shirts, tote bags, prints and holiday cards are now available for purchase. With a new logo and typeface created by 45 artists, our merchandise captures the unique creativity of our programs. SHOP NOW

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    If You Build It

    This January Free Arts NYC will partner with an extraordinary new documentary IF YOU BUILD IT to promote the impact of community arts. Our Director of Programs & Community Partnership Kai Fierle-Hedrick will moderate a Q&A at the NYC premiere – speaking with designer Matt Miller (Studio H), filmmaker Patrick Creadon, and producer Neal Baer […]

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    Enjoy 25% off Coach Store Purchases

    With the warmest holiday wishes, Coach invites all friends of Free Arts NYC to enjoy an exclusive 25% off discount offer at at any full-price Coach store. In the spirit of the season, Coach will gladly donate 10% of your purchase back to Free Arts NYC. WHERE: Any full-price Coach store WHEN: Friday, December 13th […]

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    Minnie Rose 12 Days 12 Causes

    Minnie Rose is celebrating the holidays by donating a portion of proceeds from their website sales to charity. On Sunday, December 15th, shop MinnieRose.com for Free Arts NYC. Minnie Rose, known for its luxurious cashmere collection, offers dynamic seasonal color palettes and novelty prints, along with their core cashmere silhouettes. SHOP NOW

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    Tia Cibani + Nest Interiors Holiday Sale

    Shop the Art Deco inspired TiA CiBANi Fall Winter 13 collection along with vintage & modern finds by Nest Interiors. Take 30% off the Fall Winter 2013 Collection and 10% of proceeds will benefit Free Arts NYC. WHEN: Thursday & Friday December 12-13, 2013 4-8 PM Saturday December 14, 2013 11-6 PM WHERE: 3 Ninth […]

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    Morphik Purchases Benefit Free Arts NYC

    40% of proceeds from sales of all merchandise on morphik.com will benefit Free Arts NYC December 11th-25th. Use the code FREEARTSNYC at checkout. Morphik is an independent, artist-driven fashion company based in Los Angeles and New York City with a mission to create intimate and provocative relationships between people and art. SHOP NOW

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    Todd & Duncan Holiday Shopping Event

    Scottish luxury cashmere brand Todd & Duncan invites you for an evening of holiday shopping and cheer hosted by Amanda Ross, Kelly Rutherford and friends. Enjoy storewide discounts, with a portion of the evening’s proceeds benefiting Free Arts NYC. WHEN: Wednesday December 11th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm WHERE: Todd & Duncan Boutique, 766 Madison Avenue between […]

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    Eleni’s Color Me! Gingerbread Cookies

    Unleash your inner artist with this perfect no-mess activity! Eleni’s Color Me! Gingerbread Men and edible ink markers are the perfect gift for any occasion. Plus 10% of every purchase of each tin will benefit Free Arts NYC. NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST PURCHASE YOURS TODAY >

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    Luna & Stella Moon & Stars Necklace

    This holiday, give her a gift that symbolizes the loves of her life – her moon and stars.  Personalize Luna & Stella’s Moon & Stars Necklace with birthstone charms representing her loved ones.  $5 of every necklace purchase will benefit Free Arts NYC.  Now through December 31. SHOP NOW

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    Run the 2014 NYC Half Marathon

    Run the 2014 NYC Half Marathon for Team Free Arts and you’ll not only change your life, you’ll change the lives of low-income children all over NYC. The NYC Half boasts an on-street experience like no other, and will take runners from around the city and the globe on a 13.1-mile tour of NYC. Led […]

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    Lulu & Leo Fund Partnership

    We’re incredibly honored and excited to announce our partnership with the Lulu & Leo Fund. We’re so inspired by Kevin and Marina’s investment in our PACT Program and know that their belief in the importance of supporting families will help to grow the reach and impact of our program.   FULL PRESS RELEASE: The Lulu […]

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    Blauvelt by Richard Phillips

    Richard Phillips generously created a limited edition print exclusively for Free Arts NYC, inspired by the advertising images in fashion from the late 1960′s or in today’s parlance “Mad Men Times.” PURCHASE YOURS TODAY >

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    BAZAAR @ Art Basel Miami Beach

    Free Arts NYC is joining Harper’s BAZAAR at Art Basel Miami Beach! Visit us at the ShopBAZAAR pop-up shop at Soho Beach House and pick up limited edition Richard Phillips and André Saraiva prints and Free Arts NYC Holiday Cards. WHAT: BAZAAR @ Art Basel Miami Beach WHEN: December 3-5, 11 A.M.–6 P.M. WHERE: Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins […]

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    Welcome to the New FreeArtsNYC.org!

    We’re very pleased to welcome you to our new and improved website, designed by Rivington Design House incorporating our new logo and branding created by Red Peak. Take a look around and please feel free to contact our Marketing Manager, Bernadette at bernadette@freeartsnyc.org with any questions, comments or suggestions.