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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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  • Solo Show by Mentor Germain Hatcher

    Mentor Germain Hatcher has a show at Avery Gallery!The Walter Lee Avery Art Gallery is housed within City Hall at 440 Harcourt Avenue, Seaside, CA. Gallery hours are 8:30 to 4:30 Monday–FridayReception February 28th 7:00pm–8:30pmExhibit ›››

    January 24, 2022 by
  • YACalum and YACster featured in local show!

    Emerging Artists Alliance Monterey Presents: "Sustaining: Our World, Our Community, Ourselves" opening Friday, February 18th, 6-8pm at the Pearl Works. Both YACalum /mentor Natalia Corazza, and YACster Vanessa Valenzuela Berumen are featured inthis exhibit. “We're ›››

    January 19, 2022
  • Happy 22nd Birthday YAC!

    We are celebrating YAC’s Birthday! We opened our studios on MLK’s birthday 22 years ago (inspired by his dream and guiding principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion). This was the first band of YACsters sitting ›››

    January 18, 2022
  • Mentors & Board Member featured in Carl Cherry Show!

    Carl Cherry Center for the Arts presents “Face It: Artists’ Portraits” 1/14 – 2/19/22The show is located at at 4th & Guadalupe in Carmel and is open Wed-Fri 11am–4pm, Sat Noon–4pm The focus is on ›››

    January 16, 2022
  • Marcia Perry in Solo Show at Sylvan Gallery!

    Come see Marcia at her Solo Show at Sylvan Gallery! Opening: Saturday January 8th 3pm–7pmThe show will continue on weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) January 9–February 6, 12pm–4pm. 613 Ortiz Ave #ASand City, California 93955 Check ›››

    January 3, 2022
  • YAC’s Holiday Art Show

    Online Opening Fri Nov 19thThe show runs through January There is a tremendous air of excitement in YAC studios these days. A lot of new art has been created for our annual Holiday Art Show. ›››

    November 15, 2021
  • Inside Youth Arts Collective

    Dear Friends of YAC, We are pleased to tell you that we, here at YAC, are feeling quite hopeful. Since 2020 we stayed safe, ran the program remotely until reopening in person in June, but ›››

    November 2, 2021
  • Spotlight: Mural Walk

    Sand City has a vibrant display of murals right now and you have to check it out!

    September 23, 2021
  • Meet Luis!

    Luis, 24, is finishing up at Hartnell College and heading off to Cogswell University (CSV) based in Silicon Valley to major in 3d animation.  His earliest memory of making art dates back when he was ›››

    August 24, 2021
  • Art Auction Appreciation Attack!

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    Huge thanks to artists and bidders alike who made YAC’s Artists’ Summer Auction such a tremendous success. There was a wide variety of stellar art which all came from local artists, including board members, mentors, ›››

    August 12, 2021