2018 YoungArts Winner in Dance, Jaden Barba (photo by Sindha Agha)

For almost 40 years, the National YoungArts Foundation has been supporting emerging artists, writers, and performers between the ages of 15 and 18 from around the country with financial awards, exhibition opportunities, and educational mentorships. Next week, they’ll bring together a group of 77 award winners from the Los Angeles area for YoungArts Los Angeles. The six-day program for the students will include a robust schedule of classes, workshops, and talks by notable artists, musicians, and performers, including the Haas Brothers, Anna Sew Hoy, Dynasty Handbag, and Brian “B+” Cross, among others.

YoungArts LA 2018 Design Arts master class with the Haas Brothers (photo by Sindha Agha)

There will also be a series of public events and performances to showcase the work of these promising talents. These begin with an opening reception for a Visual Arts Exhibition on Thursday evening, followed by jazz and classical music concerts, dance and theater performances, film screenings and writers’ readings. These participants will join thousands of other alumni of the YoungArts Program, whose ranks include actress Viola Davis, Broadway star Billy Porter, choreographer Camille A. Brown, and visual artists Daniel Arsham and Doug Aitken.

When: Thursday, March 28–Sunday, March 31
Where: Building Bridges Art Exchange (2525 Michigan Ave, f2, Santa Monica, California), Schoenberg Hall, UCLA (445 Charles E Young Dr E #1100, Westwood, Los Angeles), & Royce Hall, UCLA (340 Royce Drive, Westwood, Los Angeles)

More info at YoungArts.

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