Youth Arts Innovators

An AIP Student Committee called Youth Arts Innovators exists. 
You can be instrumental in sharing your art with the community
as well as in planning and participating in special projects
including festivals and the summer Arts in the Plaza. 
A "student" member will also be appointed to the Advisory Board of Directors.
  Join now!

  Be a student member (under 21) for only $10

Artists in Partnership, Inc. (AIP) in collaboration with the City of Long Beach Youth and Family Services  at the Magnolia Center will recognize the Long Beach High School Award winning artists, photographers, writers and musicians.


These students will have the opportunity to display artwork, perform, and present literary work in a local public venue for the purpose of celebrating their achievements with the community.

In addition, we will be including an inter-generational element from the participation of our Senior artists, writers and musicians, many of them award recipients from previous years.


The Magnolia Center has ample space for art display, an auditorium with seating for 150 and is handicapped accessible. We will provide refreshments and additional citations to the participants.


Additional Opportunities for Youth:


Arts in the Plaza: AIP is creating a new Youth Division  (Youth Arts Innovators: YAI) for individuals 21 and under. Artists, Photographers and Crafters will have the opportunity to show and sell their work at the AIP Booth on Saturdays from May-October. Special Membership is $10 for the year and entitles YAI members to participate.


 Annual Barrier Beach Blues and Arts Festival:  YAI Artists and photographers can participate in a juried art show at the Long Beach Public Library. Work submitted must illustrate artists interpretation of the word "BLUE" ie, music, mood, color.

Blues/Jazz musicians and guitarists are encouraged to apply for consideration to perform as part of the Festival. Call JohannaM at (516) 456-9902.


Chamber of Commerce Street Fairs and Talent Competition:  There will be opportunities for YAI members to perform at the Summer Street Fairs in Long Beach and Island Park and compete for prizes in our upcoming S.O.S. (*South of Sunrise)Talent show. Interested parties should send an e-mail to


AIP-YAI Council: Do you have an idea for a program or project that you would like to see implemented in the community?  Don't keep it a secret- Join AIP-YAI Council and get it done! Funding is available for approved projects.