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ACCESS ART is a youth-focused community arts organization that inspires personal success by providing a safe space for hands-on learning in a variety of artistic media combined with civic engagement and leadership development for elementary, middle and high school youth.


Serving over 100 youth each day in communities across Baltimore City, we empower participants not only with comprehensive arts skills, but tools to help them in their journey towards success such as collaboration skills, problem solving techniques, job experience and a positive self-image.  

What We Do


After School Art Programs

Access Art provides comprehensive out of school time art and leadership programming to address the artistic, emotional, and cognitive development of youth ages 6-18.



We partner closely with local schools to promote youth achievement, connect families to needed resources, improve school climate, and help remove the barriers that keep youth from coming to school regularly.


We leverage and coordinate resources, funding, and projects that support community enhancement through creativity and art. These projects include exhibits, murals, billboards, public sculpture, and vacant lot restoration. 

Why It Matters

Why it Matters

The period before youth reach 16 is a crucial time when they need engaging programs and educational opportunities that encourage learning, provide opportunities for success, and offer safe alternatives to the alluring worlds of drugs, violence, and dropping out.  Access Art uses art as a focused tool for community enhancement and youth development.  Our programs weave together art instruction, community action, and leadership development to positively affect individual youth and the neighborhoods where they live. 

Our Youth...

  • Build Their Self Esteem 

  • Attend School More Often

  • Become Leaders

  • Earn Scholarships

  • Gain Job Skills

  • Create Transformative Art

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