Artsmith Founder Nominated for Neighborhood Impact Award

Tricia Smith, President and Founder of Artsmith, was nominated for the Volunteer of the Year - Neighborhood Impact Award. The Volunteer of the Year Awards are administered by the Bronx Volunteer Coalition to celebrate Bronx residents who volunteer their time to help make the borough a better place. According to the BxVC, ... More

The Art of Music

Music has unlimited potential. Often considered the universal language, it has the capacity to form connections between people, change lives, and create emotion seemingly out of nowhere. The only thing that could hope to rival the overwhelming might of music is visual art. More

Losing the NEA? How President Trump’s Budget Could Affect Arts Programs in Your Community

Two months into his presidency, Donald Trump has released "America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again." The 2018 fiscal year budget plan sent shockwaves through arts and culture circles because the proposal calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) More

STEM vs. STEAM

Students in arts-integrated classrooms are more creative, positively challenged, and more engaged in their schoolwork than those not in arts-integrated classrooms. Find out why this student from Bronx High School of Science thinks art should be incorporated into their curriculum. More

Nyssa Pitts Morais: The Intersection of Business, Humanity, and Art

Nyssa Pitts Morais lives in Harlem. She has a degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently the Senior Global Director of Research and Analytics at Revlon. Her 18-year career in the corporate, private sector includes leadership positions in pharmaceutical and consulting companies. So why is a ... More

Red Sahara Collective Brings the Musical Heat in Songwriting Workshop

By Tessa C. Smith “You have the voice of an angel,” Briana said. Another student cried during Sabrina Clery’s rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” “That’s what a song can do. That’s the power of music,” Clery responded. On November 19th Artsmith brought in singer/songwriter and co-director ... More

Artsmith Welcomes George Perez

On September 1st, we welcome George Perez to the Artsmith family. George comes to the organization with a strong sense of community and philanthropy and a true passion for furthering arts education in the Bronx. George, originally from the Bronx, serves as CEO and Designer for fashion brand George Rafael. His love for ... More

It’s Not all Black and White

Great things have been happening at Artsmith! The students have been engaging in projects that stretch their minds and encourage dialogue about current events. One of the activities the kids worked on was a mixed media project. Using materials including fabrics, sequins, and beads, the students made posters covering ... More

Meet Aash

Empowering youth to use their voices through the arts is what Artsmith is all about. Meet Aash, a high school student and artist who will be sharing his thoughts and views on various topics with you. Come back often to check out his column and, if you're lucky, he may share some of his paintings with you as well! More

My First Day

By Riley Burke, Volunteer   My first day volunteering couldn’t have been better. The kids worked on creating identity collages using stickers, puff balls, and pictures cut out of magazines. At first, some of the kids weren’t very happy, as they were told this was a weekly class they had to attend. ... More