Have fun, make friends, make art, get creative!
“My favorite part of Youth Arts in the Parks is my best friend Noah.” – Spencer, age 9
Youth Arts in the Parks is an inclusive, socially-oriented arts program for children and youth ages 6-17 with and without disabilities (youth with disabilities welcome up to age 22). This fun and educational program teaches kids of all abilities visual arts, creative movement and expression, or theater/improvisation in an out-of-school social setting. Classes are led by professional artists/art teachers, certified instructors and disability experts.
No prior experience is required. Participating students must be residents of Miami-Dade County.
Youth Arts in the Parks is currently offered on Saturday mornings in the fall and spring at the following locations:
- Visual Arts: Camp Matecumbe, 13841 SW 120 ST
- Visual Arts: Highland Oaks Park, 20300 NE 24 AVE
- Creative Movement & Expression: Miller Drive Park, 5510 SW 94 CT
- Theater/Improvisation: African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22 AVE
Summer camp is held in June and July at the following location:
- Creative Arts Summer Camp: Wild Lime Park 14751 Hammocks BLVD
Youth Arts in the Parks is presented by Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Disability Services, in partnership with Arts for Learning/Miami.
Youth Arts in the Parks was developed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs as part of its “All Kids Included - Accessible Arts Experiences for Kids” (AKI) program, made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and in part through grant funding provided by The Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County by making strategic investments in their future.
View December 2013 Glow with the Flow performance video featuring Zot Artz - Arts for All: