Pop Art Bash!

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  Join us for an unforgettable evening of eclectic elegance, fierce fashion, and exquisite experiences!   We are very excited to announce that Young Audiences of Western New York will be holding a gala fundraiser this fall! After many years’ absence, we are bringing the gala back to celebrate a monumental year. YA-WNY has overcome… Read more »

Join us as we celebrate National Young Audiences Week!

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March 25 – April 7, 2018   Young Audiences of Western New York is proud to announce that National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week will be held March 25 – April 7, 2018. Young Audiences Week will celebrate the many contributions Young Audiences of Western New York has made to schools and students in… Read more »

Young Audiences Executive Director Named

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Michael Weidrich Returns to Western New York, Appointed New Executive Director   Young Audiences of Western New York (YA-WNY), an independent affiliate of the Young Audiences national network, ended their search last week for their next Executive Director. Michael Weidrich, MBA BFA, will take the reins of the organization that has been a staple of… Read more »

New Website Underway!

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We have started work on a brand new website with developer Digital Empire from Poughkeepsie, NY.   Keep an eye out: we will be unveiling the new site in 2018!

Join us: $17 for ’17

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Help us by donating $17 for ’17 campaign!      Young Audiences WNY is a well kept secret. This campaign is about sharing our stories about and gathering investment in the work we do. We change the lives of young people every day by connecting them with the arts but we cannot do it without… Read more »

Christina Vega-Westhoff

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Christina Vega-Westhoff is the author of Suelo Tide Cement, which won the 2017 Nightboat Poetry Prize and was published in 2018. She lives in Buffalo, NY, where she teaches writing and movement with The Bird’s Nest Circus Arts, the Geneseo Migrant Center, Just Buffalo Literary Center, and Young Audiences of Western New York. She performs… Read more »

Victoria Perez

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Victoria Pérez is an accomplished theatre artist and teacher. She is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Raíces Theatre Company, the only theatre company in WNY dedicated to develop, nourish and produce modern and original works dealing with the Latino experience in order to preserve our roots. She serves as secretary on the board of the Arts… Read more »

Advocacy

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Find a link to our Google Drive with resources for Arts Education Advocacy here.

Creative Families Canalside 2016

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Join us every Monday from 10:00am to noon throughout the summer for hands-on art workshops that encompass Western New York culture and history through dance, literary/spoken word, music, theatre, and visual arts. Working with the region’s most outstanding artists, Young Audiences presents relevant and engaging educational programming for the diverse children and families who live in… Read more »

$16 for ’16

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Help us by giving $16 for ’16!   Young Audiences WNY is a well kept secret. This campaign is about sharing our stories about and gathering investment in the work we do. We change the lives of young people every day by connecting them with the arts. “With Young Audiences programs, you really don’t fail…. Read more »