Welcome to Emerge Gallery, a pop-up gallery featuring artwork created by incarcerated artists from across the United States. Our pop-up gallery occurs monthly at Phoenix’s First Friday’s Artwalk in downtown Phoenix Arizona, one of the largest artwalks in the country.
NOTE: Due to the COVID19 Pandemic the Emerge Gallery will not be occurring during Phoenix’s First Friday Artwalk. Please check here for more information on when the gallery will reopen. Until then, please enjoy the digital gallery below.
Emerge Gallery 2021 Spotlight Artists:
Painter and mixed media artist, Roosevelt J. is currently serving a 10 year sentence at Victorville USP. He is excited by the use of recycling unconventional materials into new ideas and visions. His work deals with the stresses of his incarceration and his dreams of freedom.
Photographer, writer and performer, Christopher H. has ridden the group home-to-prison pipeline and is now working with nonprofit organizations to help rehabilitate adults exiting the pipeline as well as young adults entering it. His work is inspired by his faith.
Musician and filmmaker, Daniel W. is currently incarcerated in Arizona and is excited about his release in late 2021. He loves to perform live, teach music, and collaborate with others on music videos and projects. His videos and music can be found on his instagram channel.
Live Exhibits at First Firdays
Film & Video
Painting & Drawing
About Emerge Gallery Director & Artist: Chris H.
Chris H. is a formerly incarcerated artist who has ridden the pipeline from group home to juvenile detention to adult incarceration. He’s now focused on art, music and performance, channeling all his energy and therapy into his work. He gives back by running Emerge Gallery and volunteers with Advocates for Youth Empowerment as an Activities Director, working directly with clients to get them the resources they need to thrive.
How your Donation Helps
At Advocates for Youth Empowerment we believe in the power that young people hold, and know that they will mold future generations to come. We are here to give them the support & resources they need in order to shape them into leaders of the future. We have a number of programs and leadership initiatives that nurture our youth and help them develop the skills they will carry throughout their lives. Donate today, and see how you can make an impact!
Interested in getting involved with Emerge Gallery through Advocates for Youth Empowerment and discovering more about our work? Contact us today and see what we have to offer. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us using the link below.
Emerge Gallery & Advocates for Youth Empowerment
Downtown Phoenix First Fridays Pop-Up Gallery
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Every First Friday of the Month from 6pm to 10pm in Beautiful Downtown Phoenix Arizona during the monthly First Firday Artwalk