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You can still hear our youth poets perform every First Friday on Instagram @afaphoenix

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The thing I don’t know
Is one thing

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First Friday Youth Workshops/Performance

PerformanceFlyerJoin us every First Friday in the ArtsDistrict on Santa Fe for a youth performance at Denver Art Society at 734 Santa Fe Dr. at 7 pm.
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Much more than a public performance, youth gather at Art from Ashes at 4.30 for a FREE one-hour Phoenix Rising writing workshop, followed at 5.30 by a FREE one-hour performance workshop.

AfA facilitators and local artists/performers guide the youth through poetry writing prompts and spoken word presentations to prepare them for public performance.

First Friday Youth Performance

FirstFriday-postcardJoin us every First Friday in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe for youth spoken word performances:

The first performance is at the Denver Art Society, 734 Santa Fe Dr. at 7 pm.

Starting in June 2015, the All Sacred Foundation Fundraiser will be held every First Friday at Green Spaces, 1368 26th St in Denver. Come for Tattoos & Poetry (or just poetry. whatever. :D). All proceeds from the tattoos that evening go to three organizations, including Art from Ashes, plus our youth poets perform!

All Sacred Foundation is a fundraising collective made up of different personalities, professions, preoccupations, and personal pursuits. Drawn together by a core set of values and principles about the community, our world, and our place and purpose within it. We share and collectively embody an unrelenting passion to improve and enhance our community, effectively making it a better place for one and all.

Currently All Sacred is composed primarily of tattoo artists who donate their time and expertise to fundraising for local nonprofits once a month. Please support Art from Ashes when you get a tattoo by going to their Facebook page and making an appointment!

Contact Art from Ashes for more information.

First Friday Youth Performance

FirstFriday-postcard 2015Join us every First Friday in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe for youth spoken word performances:

The first performance is at the Denver Art Society, 734 Santa Fe Dr. at 7 pm.

Starting in June 2015, the All Sacred Foundation Fundraiser benefitting Art from Ashes will be held every First Friday at Green Spaces, 1368 26th St in Denver. Come for Tattoos & Poetry (or just poetry. whatever. :D). All proceeds from the tattoos that evening go to three organizations, including Art from Ashes, plus our youth poets perform!

Please support Art from Ashes when you get a tattoo by going to their Facebook page and making an appointment!

Contact Ashley Cornelius at Art from Ashes for more information.

First Friday

FirstFriday-postcard 2015Join us every First Friday in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe for youth spoken word performances at different venues on Santa Fe Dr. between 6.30 and 7 pm (during summer we will be performing on the corner of 9th and Santa Fe).

Much more than a public performance, youth gather at Art from Ashes at 4.30 for a FREE one-hour Phoenix Rising writing wordshop, followed at 5.30 by a FREE 45-minute performance workshop, featuring a local performance poet. All youth are welcome; pizza provided.

AfA facilitators and local artists/performers guide the youth through poetry writing prompts and spoken word presentations to prepare them for their community performances.

Contact Courtney Chandler, Director of Programs at Art from Ashes for more information.

House Lighting

lightsOn First Friday on March 3rd at 6 pm, Art from Ashes will hold a house lighting…like a housewarming, just with more, well light.

We want to keep our new home filled with love and light, so we are asking that everyone bring something that generates, photosynthesizes, reflects or refracts light. What does that look like? Floor lamps (we need a few!), crystals, plants, faerie lights, strings of lights, Chinese lanterns, or any other delightful gift that will bring more love and light to our new home. And of course, the youth will perform. So you get light right back!

As always, there will be amazing performances from youth in our community. Our young people have put their soul on a page to share it with you. Miss Angela Nicole will be the MC for the evening.

We are so excited for everyone to see our new home! We’ve moved, we’ve organized, we’ve settled in and we’re finally ready for company.

There is plenty of parking on the street (meters expire after 6 pm) or you can take advantage of Denver’s light rail service since our new home is conveniently located half a block north of the Osage Light Rail Station.

If you would like to see some of our past First Friday performers go to our Youtube channel here.

First Friday Details:
Where: 1310 W 10th Ave Denver, CO 80204
When: Friday, March 3, 2017 from 6 to 7.30 pm
What to bring: Anything that generates, absorbs, or reflects light. Also bring lots of enthusiasm for the youth who are performing.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone there! If you’d like to sign up on Facebook, please go here; if you’d like to help by bringing wine or appetizers, please go here.

First Friday Youth Workshop

FREE PIZZA! FREE POETRY PERFORMANCE! RESPECT FOR YOUR CREATIVE GENIUS!

All youth ages 12 to 24 are invited to join us at Art from Ashes every First Friday of the month at 4.30 pm for a FREE one-hour Phoenix Rising poetry and spoken word workshop, followed at 5.30 by a FREE 45-minute performance workshop, featuring a performance poet. All youth are welcome; free pizza provided.

You don’t need to already write poetry/spoken word, because you ARE poetry!

WE BELIEVE IN YOUR CREATIVE GENIUS AND THAT YOUR WORDS ARE POWERFUL!

Workshops are at our location just off the 10th and Osage light rail station. Just DROP IN!

The first 10 youth willing to perform their workshop poems will receive $10!

Contact Sarah Lanzarotta at Art from Ashes, for more information.

First Friday Performance

VIRTUAL YOUTH & GUEST POET PERFORMANCE!

Log in to listen to the voices of young creative geniuses and a featured guest LIVE on Instagram at 4pm!

Because of the COVID-19 crisis, our monthly First Friday workshops and performances have been temporarily suspended in favour of a virtual performance on Instagram. For those of you unfamiliar with Instagram, easy instructions are below.

This event features youth spoken word performances by young people ages 12 to 24 tell their stories in metaphor through poems written in only 3 minutes. A guest poet from the community will join the youth to provide encouragement and to promote access to the arts.

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For Instagram novitiates! How to watch Instagram live:
Use a smartphone (not a tablet or desktop!)
If you haven’t set up your own Instagram account, do that
and if you have, log in and search for @afaphoenix 
Click on our profile (If you’re not already following us, please hit follow!)
If our logo has circles around it, that means we are LIVE; Click on the logo. (You don’t have to hold it down to watch.)
You can also leave us comments (or poems email hidden; JavaScript is required" alt=":heart:" aria-label="heart emoji" data-stringify-type="emoji" data-stringify-emoji=":heart:" />) while in our page!

First Friday Youth Performance

First Friday is still happening, because youth voices need to be HEARD!

You can still hear our POWERFUL YOUTH POETS perform POWERFUL YOUTH POEMS (all written from the heart in three minutes, no editing) every First Friday via Instagram Live @afaphoenix

Curious about what we do at Art from Ashes? Join us on Instagram Live every First Friday of each month at 6pm (MST) to find out!

We feature young creatives in a live performance where you can cheer them on as they read their original poetry written in only three minutes!

Just starting out on Instagram? Here’s how.

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Youth poets performing on First Friday has been a tradition at Art from Ashes for 15 years! This special evening provides the young people in our Phoenix Rising program an opportunity to showcase their creative genius to community members through poems written in our workshops. Prior to April of last year, First Fridays were celebrated in person and have been an opportunity for young poets to meet the community and share their powerful words. Due to the pandemic we’ve had to move online, but that means we’ve been able to have folks attend from all over the globe (depending on the time zone 😴)! Join us from wherever you are, every First Friday to support youth voices. Leave some encouragement or emojis for each of our young artists as they share their truth.

Want to join in? We give prompts so you can write along and read your own poems! Our community is a place for everyone to be heard and empowered.

Know of any youth who’d like to join our workshops that start at 5pm? Contact the Director of Programs here.

Did we mention we pay our youth poets when they perform? If you can’t make a live stream, consider supporting the courage and art of the youth by donating. No matter how you choose to participate or support us, we’re so glad you’re part of the change we make in the lives of young people. See you on Friday! 🙋🏼‍♀️