Art show opens city hall to youth and public

Art Mentorship Program, pairs established artists with local high school students for a three-month mentorship

As part of the Youth Arts Mentorship program, the Youth Council is hosting Generation Collaboration, an art exhibit showcasing the work of members and their mentors at Victoria City Hall. The show opens on Thursday, April 16 with a launch party from 7 to 9pm, and runs until April 23. The launch party and the art show are open to the public and free.

The Youth Council is a diverse group of 14- to 24-year-olds who are passionate about empowering youth to make a positive change in the community. Their projects aim to engage youth on relevant issues in Victoria as well as to represent the voice of youth in the community. One of this year’s projects, the Art Mentorship Program, pairs established artists with local high school students for a three-month mentorship. By doing so, the program aims to encourage self-expression and learning opportunities outside of school. In addition to learning new mediums, techniques, and skills, participants have gained valuable insight about living life as an artist in Victoria.

The show is also part of the City’s efforts to open up City Hall to the public, including youth, creating new opportunities for residents to interact with local government. Using the historic building as a venue for an art show is one of many non-traditional public uses currently being explored as a way to connect the public with their City Hall.

The art show runs until April 23 and is open during regular City Hall business hours, 8am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

 

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