ArtReach GW provides free rigorous fine arts after-school education, therapeutic art classes, and advanced fine arts college preparation facilitated by Corcoran GW alumni to more than 95 youth and family members who live in the neighborhoods adjacent to THEARC, the broader Ward 7 and 8 community, and some students from nearby Prince George’s County.
ArtReach aspires to be a cornerstone for community engagement through visual arts based work. Partnering with George Washington University, ArtReach free programs and collaborative projects act as a vehicle for cross cultural understanding, activating citizenship, heightening self worth, and fostering greater understanding among people and their communities. ArtReach also oversees the Community Gallery at THEARC, which serves as an exhibition venue for program participants, local artists, and community organizations. ArtReach provides a safe, supportive, and enjoyable environment where youth and families can make connections between art and their lives.