Celebrating the Art and Activism of Shepard Fairey Hosted by Young New Yorkers

On April 7, Shepard Fairey’s Art to Be Showcased at the Fourth Annual Silent Art Auction to Fund Arts Programs for Teenagers Facing Criminal Charges as Adults in New York

Young New Yorkers (YNY), the nonprofit arts program for teenage New Yorkers, presents its fourth annual Silent Art Auction, hanging selected works of Shepard Fairey with 80 socially-conscious artists including Swoon, Gaia, and Ben Eine.

Young New Yorkers (YNY) provides court-mandated arts programs to justice involved young people in Brooklyn. New York is one of only two states in the U.S. that arrests and sentences 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. The criminal court gives eligible 16- and 17-year-old defendants the option to participate in a YNY program rather than spend time in jail, or incur other adult criminal justice sanctions. Upon successful completion of the program, a participant’s case is dismissed and sealed and they avoid a lifelong criminal record at as young as 16. To date, 100% of more than 250 participants have successfully graduated from YNY programs. YNY’s ultimate goal is to empower participants to transform the criminal justice system through their own creative voices.

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April 7, 2016

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April 7, 2016


07:00 PM - 10:00 PM


A+E Studios, 160 West Broadway, New York, NY

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