Youth Art Program
Larkin Street’s Youth Art Program has been a hallmark of our services since we opened our doors as a neighborhood drop-in center in 1984. Art projects—from painting to poetry to journal making—create valuable opportunities to engage youth in our services, to encourage them to express themselves creatively, and to begin the difficult and daunting process of leaving street life behind them. The program provides a variety of hands-on visual and performance art activities at Larkin Street’s housing and drop-in sites citywide. The program also features artistic and cultural outings to Bay Area theaters, museums, galleries, and community centers.
Larkin Street invites artists form the community to share their talents with the kids we serve. Just a few examples of visual and performing arts workshops at Larkin Street include:
- Video Production/Editing
- Singing/Vocal Arts
- Spoken Word
- Graphic Arts
The Youth Art Program showcases the remarkable talents of homeless, runaway and at-risk kids at the annual Performing Arts Night. View the photos and video below.