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Free Arts Days are a unique volunteer opportunity that pairs underserved elementary-aged youth 1 on 1 with volunteers for an afternoon of “mini-mentoring.” While working together to create art projects based on the day’s theme, participants are able to create meaningful connections with someone they might not otherwise meet.

At a Free Arts Day, our youth have the opportunity to develop their creativity and communication skills with a caring adult and to explore a variety of art materials and techniques.

We offer several variations, including:   

Free Arts Days

Our signature event pairs volunteers 1 on 1 with youth to make a connection through art making.

Free Arts Days

Volunteer as a family! Each family is paired with one or two youth for a day of collaborative art making and play.

Art Parties

Adults-only volunteering. Help us prepare materials that will be used in our programs across the city.

Free Arts Days

Tour a museum or cultural institution with your buddy, guided by a trained museum educator.