de Saisset Museum

South Bay's free museum of art and history

ArtsConnect: Art Empowers

May 8 - June 28, 2009

ArtsConnect is an arts education program of Arts Council Silicon Valley that provides year-round arts instruction through comprehensive artist residencies for at-risk youth between the ages of 13 and 18. Now the largest provider of arts education for at-risk youth in the region, on average the program serves more than 1,300 individuals each year in 25 locations.

The de Saisset Museum, in partnership with ArtsConnect, serves as the venue for this ongoing exhibition program on an annual basis. This year represents the eleventh year of this important collaboration. Created in 1989 by Arts Council Silicon Valley, ArtsConnect promotes the idea that art is an effective tool for students to access not only their creative functions but also to enhance intellectual, social, and emotional development.