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Join us for the 2013 Youth Arts Festival!

What is it like to be a young person today? What pressures do they face? What impact do they want to have on the world?

At the Youth Arts Festival, more than 100 young people from nine schools across Central Texas showcase their deeply moving work, including plays, film, photography, sculpture, poetry and more.

The Youth Arts Festival is for everyone:

  • Artists, filmmakers, performers, photographers, writers – anyone who knows the power of creativity – will be inspired by the talent and commitment of these Austin young people.
  • Teens and their parents will learn how others are facing social pressures — and how they deal with them.
  • And everyone who attends will leave amazed and surprised by the powerful voices.

More than a display of art, the 2013 Youth Arts Festival is the culmination and final sharing of work created as part of the Creative Action program, which helps young people build social and emotional skills they’ll use for the rest of their lives.

The work of these students sheds a light on what it’s like to be a young person today.

SCHEDULE: A welcome at 1 p.m. will be followed by stage performances. Attendees will break to the galleries to view photography and artwork, then move to the screening room to watch films. The event will end with a final performance by the 20120-13 Changing Lives Youth Ensemble, a collaborative project of Creative Action and SafePlace.

The seventh annual Youth Arts Festival is a FREE community event and all urged to attend. Don’t miss this celebration of self-expression by local Austin teens!

Participating students from Austin ISD, Manor ISD, Del Valle ISD and Bastrop ISD. With special thanks to the Texas Commission on the Arts, the City of Austin Cultural Contracts, Applied Materials Foundation, Webber Family Foundation, Burdine Family Foundation, Shield Ayres Foundation and Topfer Family Foundation.

NOTE: Families and friends are welcome but please note that artists’ work will cover topics like bullying, peer pressure, media pressure and more.

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