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The Youth Artist Exhibition Program through the ArtWorks Gallery presents collaborations with outstanding professional artists who lead youth in gallery apprenticeships to create new works of art.

ArtWorks Avondale Pride mural team in summer 2018.
Photo by Carlynne Welch

How Does the Youth Artist Exhibition Program Work?

Youth Artist Residency

Youth will learn the materials and methods of the artist, making their own unique and individual works of art. A group exhibit will be the outcome of each studio with all works for sale and proceeds going directly to youth artists.

Local curators and museum partners will enhance the learning with a foundational gallery exhibition curriculum for all emerging artists. Youth will represent their art through artist statements, gallery talks, opening events, and community events. Artists will host community workshops to engage with residents through art making activities during the run of each exhibit.

Gallery Docent Internship

The Artworks Youth Gallery Docent Intern is a volunteer opportunity in a gallery setting. To fulfill this role, the intern must be available to work Saturdays from Noon – 5pm. They will be responsible for managing the Youth Gallery throughout an exhibition cycle. In addition to supporting on Saturdays, interns will have the option to support installation and deinstallation of the show—this will take place two weeks before and after the show from Noon – 5pm, Monday – Friday. ArtWorks is seeking a minimum of four participants for the positions for the ArtWorks Youth Gallery Docent Intern. We will offer school or volunteer credit to those in need.

Current Opportunities

Cut the Bias with artists Batres Gilvin: September 20 – October 15

Gallery Docent Internship

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should apply?

This opportunity is available to young people ages 16 – 23.

What is the cost?

Because of the generosity of ArtWorks supporters, participation in this program is free, and all youth participants will be supplied with materials.

Is this a paid opportunity?

No, participants in the Youth Artist Exhibition Program are not paid a wage while in the program. However, program participants will price and sell their work in the ArtWorks Gallery. ArtWorks will take a 10% commission fee for any work sold. If you are interested in a paid position, we invite you to learn more about our Youth Apprenticeship and Teaching Artists positions.

Need More Information?

Call 513.333.3601 or email

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