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About Us

We are The Children's Art Carnival, a Harlem-based
not-for-profit committed to providing creative experiences, opportunities, and resources to support the development and growth of participants from early ages through adulthood residing in Hamilton Heights and throughout New York City.

Our Mission

Through the visual and communications arts, our mission is to empower Harlem community members to actively engage in the arts, to support and provide facilities, resources, and opportunities for Harlem’s artists, and as a center for the arts, serve as a catalyst for equitable cultural development and artistic expression to enrich the community we serve."

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Support Us

Children sitting outside The Children Art's Carnival stairs holding up their artwork
Young female teen artist holding her painting

The CAC is a not-for-profit organization and we rely on donations to help provide a safe creative space for young artists. By making a donation today you are helping us extend our reach and positive impact in our community. 

Young male teen artist stamping his design on paper
An old photo of a girl painting
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Community Workshops

Artist lead workshops geared towards ages 12 and up. Some supplies will be provided but participants are encouraged to also bring their own. To join, sign up is required and spots are limited.

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Artist Development

Join us either virtually or at our headquarters to listen to guest speakers share their stories and showcase their work. Be sure to check out all the events below. (We host events all throughout the year.)

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The Salon @ CAC

A monthly gathering bringing together emerging and established artists.

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Establishing Your Art Practice!

Development workshops help artists in their efforts to establish a professional arts practice.

Young artist’s acrylic painting of a sunset landscape with grass and water

Gallery Exhibitions

Exhibitions that showcase artworks by artists in the CAC community.

Open Studio Membership

Open Studio Membership Program supports and nurtures the development of emerging artists by providing affordable workspace at its Hamilton Heights facility.

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Funding for the West Harlem Arts Collaborative is provided in part by:

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Also sponsored by:

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