Spotlight On...

3 Mar

Lloyd Freeman: Artsmith’s First Advisory Council Member

When Artsmith started looking for members to join our advisory council, Lloyd Freeman was a no-brainer. A renowned attorney and philanthropist with a strong commitment to community service, he embodies all of the qualities we work to instill in our students. More

Art or Not?

3 Dec

Is Street Art...Art?

We chose "street art" as the theme for our t-shirt design contest because of how it has shaped the Bronx and New York City and influenced culture around the world, but there are many different opinions about it. What do you think? More

Japanese Art Series

5 May
Temari Balls

Temari: Japanese Thread Balls

Temari, Japanese thread balls, is an ancient Japanese art that began as simple toy balls for children's play. The playtime favorite was made by tightly winding and stitching threads into intricate patterns. Today, the art of temari is considered an Oriental folk art and they are given as good luck charms. More


Inside Artsmith

23 Aug

Artsmith Receives Grant from Citizens Committee for New York City

Artsmith is proud to announce that we have received our first ever grant from Citizens Committee for New York City. More

A Look Inside Beyond Words

Dan-el Padilla Peralta, author of Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League, stopped by our teen book club. He spoke to the students about immigration and his journey to and in America. Listen to his talk.

Summer Vacation Series

7 Sep
Lorrie's Summer 2017

Life's a Beach

See how Lorrie spent her summer vacation. More