Youth & Family

Gadsden Arts Teen Art Council

Applications are due by September 8th

Gadsden Arts Teen Art Council pays art-loving teens $15 per hour to learn about exhibitions on view and careers in the arts, and to develop programming for their peers. Want to learn more about the Teen Art Council? Contact Kaiyla Thompson, Museum Educator, at (850) 627-5023 to find out more!

Last year, our Teen Ambassadors presented an Art Talk Live in which they shared their artworks created in response to the work of artists Mary L. Proctor and Norman Lewis. Working with Curator Kabuya Bowens-Saffo and the Museum Educator, the Teens developed artworks and written statements inspired by their time on the Teen Art Council. 

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.


FREE and open to the public every Saturday, 10am-5pm. 

The ArtZone is a FREE drop-in art studio that is open to the public for visitors of all ages to come in and get creative! Each month features exciting special projects inspired by our current exhibitions and a visual scavenger hunt! Come explore painting, printmaking, drawing, collage, & so much more! All materials are provided free of charge thanks to our generous donors.

Closed for lunch from 1pm – 1:30pm

The Reading Corner

The Reading Corner welcomes families to delight in the magic of storytelling in the museum and at home!

Presented by the National Hook-up of Black Women – Gadsden Chapter, and the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum, this Reading Corner is an important component of NHBW’s “Reading For Life” initiative which provides free reading materials to children and families in Gadsden County.  We strongly believe that when schools, communities, and families work together to support learning, children succeed in school and throughout life

Visit the Reading Corner on Saturdays to enjoy storytelling by a NHBW volunteer, and take home a free book!

Summer Art Camp

Thank you to all of our wonderful Art-Explorers! It’s been another great year filled with art-making fun. We look forward to seeing you next year! Thank you to all of our awesome volunteers and donors. You’re the reason these kids were able to have an unforgettable summer!

Check out the awesome short film made by our art campers during Hollywood Week! It’s called The Chronicles of the Doughnut and it’s hilarious, heartwarming, and incredibly well-done.

Thank You Art For Children Corporate Sponsors

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