Arts Visalia received grant funding through the City of Visalia’s Measure N Grant and the Board of Supervisors Step-Up program. Through this funding we target participation of at-risk and under-served youth in our after school and summer art classes.
Working with at-risk and under-served students has enabled us to see how art impacts these children. Art has been considered a deterrent to negative behavior. Not only working on art projects but also interacting with others in the classroom and with the instructor creates a positive atmosphere for these children.
In our Young Imaginations Gallery you will find monthly exhibitions of artwork created by the 5 to 17-year-old participants of our Summer, Fall and Spring children’s classes. The gallery provides a safe place for children and families to visit during gallery hours.