La Reunion TX is proud to present the 7th Annual Art Chicas Unidas, and the third annual Art Chicos Unidos, programs. Together, we call them Art Chic@s. We pair emerging and established artists with local high school students in a unique art mentoring program of creative collaboration. Women artists mentor girls while male artists mentor boys. Last year, both groups produced an unprecedented body of art at our inspiring outdoor workspace in west Oak Cliff—and it’s only getting better.
We are currently seeking artists to mentor these amazing young men and women. Artist-mentors have a dual mission—not only to create an outdoor art piece or performance, but also to foster creative thinking and teamwork with their Art Chic@s apprentices. The program consists of an orientation featuring a creative career path forum presented by Dallas Art Dealers Association, a one-day workshop with mentor and apprentice creative teams and an open house and reception for family, friends and the public. All programs take place on Saturdays in October and November. Artists receive a stipend and materials budget.
If you’re a local artist and believe in mentoring young artists, please apply! Click here to download our Call for Artists and Artist application.
If you’re a high school student, or if you know one, who is passionate about art and would love the opportunity to work with an artist on an outdoor installation in a beautiful setting, join us! Click here to download our Student Applications. Boys, click here. Girls, click here.
And lastly, we can’t offer this amazing mentoring program without the help of Mentor Madres and Padres, sponsors who help us enable both artists and students to participate in this life-changing opportunity. Won’t you consider sponsoring an artist or a student for as little as $50? Click here for more information or go directly to our donate page.
Check out these inspiring photos from last year’s Art Chic@s program from our own Allison V. Smith and join us!