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 arts & movement, or animation arts in an out-of-school social setting. Classes are led by professional artists/art teachers, certified instructors and disability experts.
Classes are held on Saturday mornings for 12 weeks each fall and spring, culminating with an end-of-session performance and exhibition. In addition, the Youth Arts in the Parks multidisciplinary Creative Arts Camp is currently offered for 6 weeks in summer.
- FALL 2023: September 16 - December 16, 2023
(Registration Opens August 7)
- SPRING 2024: January 27 - April 27, 2024
Youth Arts in the Parks is presented by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs All Kids Included initiative in partnership with Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Therapeutic, Recreation & Inclusion, Miami-Dade Public Library System, The Sandrell Rivers Theater, and 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) initiative. AKI promotes inclusive arts and cultural programs in school settings and throughout the community so that kids of all abilities and their families can participate fully in the arts.
All Kids Included is 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.
View Spring 2016 Culminating Event Photos
View Spring 2016 Youth Art in the Parks PowerPoint
View Creative Art Summer Camp 2015 Photos
View December 2013 Glow with the Flow performance video featuring Zot Artz - Arts for All: