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Towers of Power: Architects in Schools

Presented by Youth in Arts and 2nd Friday Art Walk and Downtown San Rafael Arts District at Youth in Arts and YIA Gallery, San Rafael CA

May 31 2019
Jul 26 2019
Towers of Power: Architects in Schools

Featuring the work of fourth and fifth grade students at Laurel Dell Elementary School

2nd Friday Art Walk Receptions:
* Opening: June 14, 5:00–8:00 pm
* July 12, 5:00–8:00 pm

Exhibit Dates:  May 31 – July 26

Towers of Power: Architects in Schools caps an extraordinary partnership between Youth in Arts and UC Berkeley’s Y-PLAN/the Center for Cities + Schools to teach fourth and fifth graders “design thinking” and inspire them to consider new possibilities in their built environment, exploring the connection between art and architecture.

Along with learning presentation and collaboration skills, they investigated real-world challenges like climate change and affordable housing.

Students presented their ideas to San Rafael leaders developing the city’s 2040 plan. Students worked with local architects Shirl Buss and Janine Lovejoy Wilford and Youth in Arts’ mentor artists Suzanne Joyal and Cathy Bowman.

Projects included making Towers of Power from wood scraps and paper and building miniature bridges to create a visual connection between students’ current and future selves.


Free admission

Contact: 415 457-4878


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Additional time info:

2nd Friday Art Walk Receptions:
* Opening:  June 14, 5:00–8:00 pm
* July 12, 5:00–8:00 pm

Gallery Hours:  Monday–Friday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


Youth in Arts and YIA Gallery

917 C Street, San Rafael, CA 94901


Affordable parking is available across the street in the City of San Rafael lot at 3rd and C Streets


    • Wheelchair Access

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