Art Tent brings art making and other sensory/creative experiences to incarcerated youth in Central Texas and San Antonio, an art neglected population. Teaching artists, using the input of youth participants, create intensive weekly workshops, and act as a link to outside resources; they lead field trips, provide instruction, books, and all project materials.
Art Tent believes all young people deserve access to self expression through the arts, and exposure to a world of art forms, current and historic. Through active participation in experimental and sensory rich experiences, Art Tent expands the lives of incarcerated youth. Benefits of this creative programming include enhanced problem solving and general curiosity, bolstered self esteem and self worth, and the experience of seeing oneself as part of a world of unlimited potential.