Locust Art Builders (LAB): Summer Art Intensive for Teens

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BUILD THE WORLD YOU IMAGINE! Stay tuned for info on LAB 2024!


About Locust Art Builders (LAB): Now in its 13th year in 2023, LAB is a unique summer art intensive for high school students with an interest in art, design, and exploring creative careers. In spring 2024 an open call will invite up to 30 students from across Miami-Dade County to learn from professional artists in a dynamic program over five weeks next summer. Selected students will dive right into the creative, and practical, aspects of completing a collaborative full-scale exhibition at Locust Projects!

Want to learn more about what makes LAB so special? See this video made by past LAB students.

Program Dates & Times: The program will be held over 5 weeks June-July 2024 from 10am to 2pm daily, with the exhibition opening the final day.


Students will be provided with free lunch daily.

Students may request a transportation stipend to assist with travel to and from Locust Projects.

Students will receive a Builder Box with art supplies and more along with an artist edition shirt.

Students may be able to receive community service hours for their participation; please ask your school for details.

Locust Art Builders 2023 was made possible through lead support from the Albert and Jane Nahmad Family Foundation, the Hillsdale Fund Inc, and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor Board and County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust. Additional support provided by The Kirk Foundation, Susan and Richard Arregui, and the Friends of the Next Generation.

Interested in becoming a 2024 Sponsor or LAB Partner? Click here for more information.

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