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YAC is an art studio that equips high school and college artists, mentors them individually, and exhibits the powerful potential of the next generation of Monterey County artists.

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YAC is an art studio that equips high school and college artists, mentors them individually, and exhibits the powerful potential of the next generation of Monterey County artists.

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YAC is an art studio that equips high school and college artists, mentors them individually, and exhibits the powerful potential of the next generation of Monterey County artists.

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  • #YACprompts on Instagram!

    You have a week to create something (or many things!) with a central color or pattern as the theme. This week (May 22 - May 28) the theme is POLKA DOTS! You can post a ›››

    June 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    posted on May 22, 2020 by

Virtual Exhibit of YAC Alum Iain Anderson!

Congratulations to Iain Anderson who is graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University this year! Because of Covid his senior exhibit has moved online, and will be going live this Friday, May 15th at 2pm Pacific Time! ›››

posted on May 13, 2020 by
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Meet Chanelle

Chanelle is a 16 year-old junior at Monterey High School who describes herself as “quirky, weird, and colorful.” She first became a YACster about a year ago, and describes YAC as a fun, creative, and ›››

posted on May 8, 2020 by
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LiveART on hold for now- but stay tuned!

We were so looking forward to our 9th Annual LiveART – our biggest, kindest, most fun live art and music party for the community. And it would’ve taken place last weekend. But then COVID-19 happened. ›››

posted on April 28, 2020 by
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Artist/YAC mentor Chloe Wilson is at it AGAIN.

And this time in a two woman show at Carmel Art Association. Chloe joins Jennifer Anderson in an exquisite exhibit of all new work. Due to Covid times, it currently can only be seen online, ›››

posted on April 17, 2020 by
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Alumni Profile: Nicole Caldwell

Huge thanks to YACalum Nicole Caldwell for her fabulous interview! Nicole is a brilliant artist with a background in art, archaeology, and conservation. While she has lived, worked, and studied all around the world she ›››

posted on April 11, 2020 by
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We’re Still Mentoring!

It’s been over 20 days since we had to shutter our studios in downtown Monterey, but we didn’t disappear. We moved YAC’s program to an online clubhouse to keep them engaged with their art, each ›››

posted on April 4, 2020 by
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