Young New Yorkers Silent Art Auction

On May 10th, Young New Yorker’s fifth annual Silent Art Auction will fund the grassroots arts-diversion program for teenagers facing criminal charges as adults in New York. 2017 honoree Michael K. Williams:

“Our criminal justice system has swallowed up too many people I love.”


YOUNG NEW YORKERS (YNY): YNY is committed to using art to bring systemic change to the ways that teens are prosecuted and sentenced in New York’s adult criminal justice system. Since YNY began in 2012 more than 400 participants have successfully graduated from YNY’s court-mandated programs:
• YNY’s Arts Diversion Programs allow court-involved young people to avoid jail and a lifelong criminal record at as young as 16 years old.
• YNY’s participant-led exhibitions bring together prosecutors and judges with the very young people they have tried and sentenced. This humanizes the culture of the courtrooms and leads to better case outcomes for Brooklyn teens.


DATE: Wednesday, May 10th, 7-10 pm ET
LOCATION: 548 W. 28th Street, New York, NY
FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE: Kara Walker, Shepard Fairey, Hanksy, and Nicholas Galanin. Full list available upon request.
Winners of artworks receive a complimentary We The People print designed by Shepard Fairey, courtesy of the Amplifier Foundation.

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May 10, 2017

End Date

May 10, 2017


07:00 PM - 10:00 PM


548 W. 28th St New York, NY 10001

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