Member Spotlight – ArtReach

igniting youth creativity through visual arts expression and community connection.

ArtReach cultivates creativity, sparks confidence, and ignites imagination through exceptional visual art and mural programs for 7,000 San Diego County youth each year. As a nonprofit organization dedicated to meaningful art experiences for young people, ArtReach provides the resources needed for students to express themselves and creatively engage with the world around them. ArtReach aims to build lifelong learners and leaders who are inspired to make positive change in their communities and beyond.



FY22 Impact

  • 27 Artist Residencies
  • 15 Collaborative Murals
  • 7,043 Youth Participants


Residency Program

ArtReach’s visual arts education programs are designed to draw inspiration from contemporary and relevant visual arts practices. By engaging in artmaking, young people are encouraged to tap into their inherent creativity, process and express their emotions, and cultivate self-esteem within a supportive yet challenging environment. Learn more here.

Free Programs for Title I Schools

ArtReach offers free visual arts programs to elementary schools that lack the financial resources to fund a visual arts program for their students. Additionally, all San Diego County schools with a Title I designation are eligible to receive an ongoing discount on total program costs. Learn more here.




Mural Program

ArtReach believes in the transformative power of community and art to make a positive impact on people’s lives and spaces. The ArtReach Mural Program works directly with youth at schools and community centers to dream up large-scale, collaborative works that represent their vision. Learn more here.


Community Programs

ArtReach has recently opened its studio doors to inspire artists, families, and neighbors of all ages, offering free workshops to break down financial barriers that often prevent access to arts education. These community workshops provide art education opportunities for the public while offering paid teaching opportunities for artists. Learn more here.


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ArtReach is a 501c3 nonprofit organization // Tax ID 39-2067596