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Youth Poets Are Powerful

Amanda Gorman mesmerized our nation —article by Camila Sotela

Heart to Heart

A heart-to-heart conversation with Catherine O’Neill Thorn, inviting a response from our supporters.

Badass-Ray Arterburn

The poem “Badass” written and performed by AfA youth poet Ray Arterburn

2020 Holiday Letter

Happy Season of Light! Read our annual holiday letter, which includes a youth poem.

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My Poems-Sammi Little

My Poems
by Sammi Little, 16

Three Art from Ashes youth poets

NEW Youth Ambassador Program

One way for youth to exercise their power by having more choices, which is why we created…

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Giving Tuesday 2020

Mark your calendars to pack a local punch on Giving Tuesday, December 1st. Join donors from…

First Friday Instagram

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

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Writing Kits

More than 80 Phoenix Rising creative writing kits have been delivered to schools and other agencies thanks to a generous grant from TGYS!

Events

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.
Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required at Art from Ashes for more information.

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.

All Sacred Foundation Tattoo & Poetry Fundraiser

all sacred foundationThe second All Sacred Foundation fundraiser for Art from Ashes, Phoenix Multisport and Planned Pethood will be held this upcoming First Friday. Join us for some wicked cool tatts performed by some of the best tattoo artists in Denver and for some poetry performed by the youth poets of Art from Ashes!

Free Youth Drop-In Wordshop!

mcnichols_flyer_frontYouth 24 and younger can drop in for a free Phoenix Rising empowerment wordshop at the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park. We provide the snacks, the water, and the art and writing materials. You bring your creativity!

AfA Featured on Colorado & Company

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Catherine and youth poet PJ Sykes on Colorado & Company in 2013

Catherine and  a youth poet will be featured on Colorado & Company, on Channel 9! Tune in for the youth 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.

Interview-9News

COCOTune in to Channel 9 Colorado & Company on Dec 30th between 10 and 11 am and catch an interview with Art from Ashes Executive Director Catherine O’Neill Thorn and youth poet and board representative Khalid El-Shabazz!

 

Youth Drop-In Wordshop

Join facilitator Cameron Shaw and guest poets from the community for a FREE two-hour poetry and spoken word workshop at the McNichols building in Civic Center Park.McNichols-flyer2015

Open to all youth ages 14-24.

 

Tuesday Drop-In Wordshop

AfA-TGYS Drop-In FlyerJoin Art from Ashes facilitators, other youth from the community, and guest poets for a FREE two-hour poetry and spoken word workshop every Tuesday at Art from Ashes on Inca between 8th and 9th.

Every Tuesday from 4.30 – 6.30; open to all youth ages 12-24.

We’ll provide the writing materials, art supplies, pizza and snacks! You provide the creative genius!

Email us if you’d like to let us know you’re coming, and if you want to be sure you get some food! 😀

(or just show up — we promise to feed you)

Contact our Director of Programs