“Sharing was one of my biggest obstacles because I never believed I was a great artist.

Until Ms. Y told me one day, ‘Everyone isn’t the same. Everyone has their own art to show the world.’

After that, I shared my photography with my classmates and teachers. They loved it and supported my ideas. It it weren’t for ArtWorks, I would be lost. Once my classmates saw my photos, they gave me positive feedback. It was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders because not one negative thing was said. I’m glad I got the chance to show them my passion and for them to accept my photos with such openness.”

– Luz Castaño, ArtWorks Intern




I am
Yanira Collado.


I am a
Teaching Artist.








96% of Americans value
the arts.


27% of Americans value

Arts for Learning values artists and
the positive impact they have on our community.


Do you?


March is Art Education Month.

Donate $27 to Arts for Learning
this month if you are part of the
27% who value artists and the
impact they have on our communities.


All monies from this campaign will go toward supporting the work of artists in
Miami’s schools, preschools and after-school programs.

*Statistics referenced above produced by Urban Institute, Investing in Creativity: A Study of the Support Structure for US Artists (2003), and Rand Research in the Arts, Gifts of the Muse: Reframing the Debate about the Benefits of the Arts (2004).

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