901 Arts, A Community-Based Youth Arts Center in Better Waverly

901 ArtsMay 30, 2014 – Segment 4

We pay a visit to 901 Arts, a community-based youth arts center dedicated to providing art and music programs to the children and teens of the Better Waverly neighborhood. We hear the voices of young people involved in the visual and performing arts, as well as their instructors and parents, about what it means to have this center in their neighborhood.

We hear from parent Akeelah Stokes Bey, 901 Arts Director Sarah Tooley, drum instructor Wayne Johnson, singers Aniyah Walker and Taleah Edwards, and drummers Renee Anderson, Simone Edwards, Dimaun Coleman, Malachi Goodridge, Uriah Jackson, Dalin Haleem, Daja Haleem, Montré Hill, and Derrick Johnson.

901 Arts will host a fundraiser Friday night at 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul Street in Baltimore. Kidult is an intergenerational variety show co-created through a month-long residency at 901 Arts where adult artists, musicians, and performers collaborated with youth artists and musicians to create skits, raps, songs, dances, costumes, props, and the set. The doors open at 7:00 and the show starts at 8:00, with a dance party at 9:30.

This segment originally aired September 19, 2013.


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