ArtQuest: Students Experiment with Street Art for April Exhibition


For the past five months, YouthQuest students have been absorbed in the world of street art. Through clubs and lesson plans, students have been creating graffiti, illusion art and more to display during the program’s annual art exhibition.

“YouthQuest students learned this year that art doesn’t always have to be in galleries,” says Cheryl Adkins, program director for YouthQuest. “Art is for everyone, and what better way to exemplify that than by exploring street art?”

ArtQuest will be held April 9-11 at Diplomat’s Corporate headquarters, at 4100 Saginaw St. in Flint.

“We are going to give the students an immersive experience,” says Adkins. “When they walk through the doors of Diplomat they will be transported to a street fair with strolling performers and their own artwork on display.”

Performers during ArtQuest 2019: Street Art include:

  • Stilt walkers
  • Strolling magicians and mimes
  • A graffiti artist creating a live art piece

According to Adkins, the public is invited to attend the exhibition, which will be open from 4 – 6 p.m. each day.

Admission to ArtQuest is free, although guests are encouraged to RSVP by calling (810) 600-1422.

YouthQuest is made possible through the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and 21st Century Community Learning Centers.

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