Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington
Art- Be Creative!

We have seen many young people develop emotionally and academically as a result of emphasizing their imagination and creativity through involvement in artistic activities at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington.  Our members participate daily in General Arts and Crafts projects as well as weekly program opportunities in Performing Arts activities. Club members participate each year at the local, regional and national level in the Imagemakers Photography Contest and National Fine Arts Exhibit.


Our Art Programs


General Arts & Crafts

Basic craft activities are offered daily.  These activities include painting, coloring, and sculpting art projects.  Each project is designed to support weekly program themes.  Art offers an interactive way for our members to discover new cultures and travel through history by studying and duplicating artwork.  We believe that developing creativity contributes to developing a child’s academic and social skills.


Performing Arts 

Members participate in choir, poetry, and step dance teams .  Performing arts are offered at most of our sites and give our members the opportunity to explore a new side of themselves and build the confidence needed to perform in front of others.


Imagemakers Photography Contest

This annual contest sponsored by Sony Electronics, encourages girls and boys ages 6-18 to learn and practice black and white, color and digital process photography. The ImageMakers National Photography Contest provides Club youth with the opportunity to receive local, regional and national recognition for their creativity.  


National Fine Arts Exhibit

The National Fine Arts Exhibit motivates members aged 6-18 to hone their artistic skills through various forms of artistic expression such as drawing, painting, print making, collage creations, mixed media and sculpture, promote participation in art classes. Positive self-esteem is fostered by this program when youth, their family, friends, and other community members are able to see their art work professionally displayed in local businesses. A panel of distinguished judges select works for inclusion in the National Fine Arts Exhibit, which debuts at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Conference and is displayed throughout the ensuing year.