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Follow the many ways that Arts Street programs are having a positive impact on the community through stories in local media. 

Artist Melody Epperson worked on a visual and sound installation project named "Tree Tales," collaborating with eight young through Arts Street to create flags that now adorn the branches of eight trees in the installation; each one includes a digital recording of a story about the tree recorded by the artist that visitors can find online here.

Find out more at Rocky Mountain PBS or Westword 

Published Spring 2023

La Alma Lincoln Park Tree Tales

This special weekend workshop with Community Skis and funded by Colorado School of Mines, taught Arts Street youth how to build skis and use their own graphics on professional products. 

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Published Spring 2023

Young Artists learn to make Skis

Adama Bamba, a 2022 Mel Carter Scholarship Winner, talks with Community College of Denver's Talon magazine about his art and inspirations. 

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Published Spring 2020

Interview with Art Street's Adama Bamba
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Fully functional and edible art provides resources and connection in Denver
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The Edible Artscapes project worked with youth artists to learn about Permaculture and create a neighborhood beautification project based around urban gardening. 

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(Published July 27, 2022)

Arts Street@YEA’s Recycled River Installation in Sun Valley
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A team of youth artists, ages 14 to 19, living in DHA Sun Valley public housing worked with Arts Street@YEA in August 2020, to design, produce and implement this large-scale public art installation for the DHA Sun Valley community garden and the walking/bike path along the South Platte River.

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(Published on October 16, 2020)

Arts Street@YEA Has Segment on KUSA-TV’s Colorado and Company
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Youth Employment Academy Program Manager Chelsea Romaniello and youth artists Aspen and Umutesi talk about Arts Street and their upcoming projects.

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(Published March 22, 2019)

Telemundo Denver Interviews Arts Street@YEA Intern Selena Ramírez
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Arts Street@YEA intern Selena Ramírez was interviewed by Telemundo Denver about her interest in art. She talks about seeing art as a way of expressing herself and the Sun Valley mural project she worked on as an Arts Street intern last summer.

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(Published Friday, February 15, 2019).

Arts Street and Colorado High School Charter Receive Cash Awards from Denver’s Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation
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A cash award of $500 was presented to Arts Street located in La Alma/Lincoln Park for a project called Journey 2 Unity (J2U): Breaking the Silence of the Unheard.  ARTS STREET youths used a variety of creative vehicles such as story-telling in podcasts to document a variety of immigration and life stories.

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(Published January 29, 2019)

Arts Street @ YEA on Denver7 News for Denver Healing as One Campaign
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We’re all familiar by now with the student walkouts in solidarity against gun violence. It’s one way they’ve united in one voice to try to make a difference.  But some students are using art, and billboards, to send a message of their own.  

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(Published March 27, 2018)

Local Nonprofit Uses Creativity to Keep Teens Out of Gangs
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Arts Street youth came together with the community to celebrate We Still Live, a six-month adventure into culture, identity and self-reflection. The exhibit showcased the youth’s explorations of poetry, photography, painting, printmaking, and mixed media.

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(Published January 2018)

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