Learn more about our NEW Artist in Residence Program

Santa Barbara High School’s Visual Arts and Design Academy is partnering with YI to create an Artist in Residence program!

In collaboration with VADA (Visual Arts and Design Academy), Youth Interactive is providing one exceptional artist a month access to the loft space in our building! The goal of this program is to provide the students with the ability to work after hours to further develop their skills. Students are selected by the VADA director.


The first artist chosen for this program is Gavin Gromquist! His piece (in the header of this blog) is an acrylic piece done on black mounting board. We are so excited for Gromquist to finish moving his materials in and begin using the loft space. Congratulations, Gavin!

Going forward, we are working to develop a program that will partner with other organizations to provide artists with a space to work and collaborate with our students.