Where Art Meets Advocacy
We are a youth-led movement empowering advocacy towards global causes that matter... through the creative arts.
Youth + Unity = YOUthNITY.
To spread awareness creatively, for and by the next generation.
ArtVocacy happens through our open and themed galleries, both online and physical, showcasing the artworks created by youth artists beyond the greater Los Angeles area.
We utilize the foundation of the creative and visual arts, a powerful catalyst for activism, to create & innovate, bringing onto canvas the ideas and stories of the world we don't see in traditional exhibitions.
ArtVocacy aims to educate, with and for others, on stories of justice unspoken in media, through online and physical interaction with art. By curating galleries and workshops with a focus on social issues, we strive to support the communities affected by and changing them.
We connect artists to artists, and generations both young + old in our virtual and more familiar in-person galleries, bridging together multiple people and themes to facilitate empathy, understanding and real change.
Realizing the lack of truthful awareness and storytelling towards social issues in her area, Angela Zhang founded ArtVocacy at 16 years old to shed light on the vulnerability of global issues beyond "current events", through a world she and many others have known since youth: the arts. Her passion in both international relations and visual arts fuels her to not only work with others to bridge the two, but also bridge generations to come to a common understanding of why these issues - and why the artists behind them - matter.
Angela's work with organizations such as Girl Up, the UNA-USA, and Teen Line has helped shape her intersectional view and passion towards helping the community in innovative ways.
ArtVocacy matters because the world matters. And so do you. By advocating through creativity, an incredibly powerful outlet for change, we're able to listen a bit more. To truly collaborate in an empathetic yet challenging space. To find solutions and lower negative statistics.
Our themed exhibition featuring art on diversity, equity & inclusion by artists across the globe, "Identity in the Modern World", is OFFICIALLY LIVE! Check it out below.