WHY ART AND MENTORING?

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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Photograph by Platon

OUR NEW LOOK

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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LATEST NEWS

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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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    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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    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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    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.