Where Art Meets Advocacy
We are a youth-led platform shining light on global issues that really matter ... through the creative arts.
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 others on the global social issues hidden in media, through online and physical interaction with art. By curating galleries with information on a certain issue as well as workshops, we strive to spread knowledge on societal problems.
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 still-existent lack of awareness towards social issues in her area, Angela Zhang founded ArtVocacy at 16 years old as a movement to spread knowledge about hidden global problems. Her interest in both international relations and visual arts fueled her to not only bridge the two, but also bridge generations to come to a common understanding of why these issues 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.
Her words on the current global situation:
"As an Asian-American young woman living during these times, I hear you. And I hear the unspoken and spoken discrimination, the problems many continue to face as COVID-19 continues. Yet in the coming months, as we’re all together, let us realize that we can advocate kindness against shadow viruses like racism, through art - let us spread empathy, not the disease of apathy."
ArtVocacy matters because the world matters. And so do you. By advocating through creativity, an incredibly powerful outlet for change, we're able to understand more. To have more empathy. To truly collaborate through this safe, empathetic space. To find solutions and lower negative statistics.