Our News

Meet Greg, our new Director of Development!

Greg Colleton spent the past six years as Director of Operations at Redux Contemporary Art Center, and now Yo Art is so lucky to have him! Greg came on board over the summer to help with the organization's fundraising and outreach, and we decided to do a quick Q &...

Students love Yo Art!

Each school year, Yo Art is in at least a dozen Lowcountry schools, teaching hundreds of students photography, coding, filmmaking, fashion, graphic and landscape design. We do this to teach career skills and get devices like iPads, Canon cameras, and Google...

Meet Harriet Ripinsky!

Harriet Ripinsky has lived in Charleston for decades, has a background in book publishing, and has always been tied to and supportive of the arts and after school programs. So, from its inception, Yo Art has been a very worthy cause in Harriet’s eyes. She explains how...

Save the Date!

Please join Yo Art, Jerry Zucker Middle School, and Gwynn's for a night of fashion on November 7, 2019 at 916 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students from Jerry Zucker have spent the first 12 weeks of the 2019-2020...

BI-LO Community Bag Program

Yo Art has been chosen as BI-LO’s Community Bag Program beneficiary. This fundraiser will continue for the month of August. The BI-LO Community Bag Program is an opportunity for even the busiest of people to give back to their community. All you do is go to BI-LO,...

Donor Appreciation at Edmund’s Oast!

Our first Customer Appreciation Wine Tasting is next week! Throughout the months of May and June, Yo Art will host beer and wine tastings at Edmund's Oast. Join us May 2nd from 5:30 to 7:30 to kick off the series! You'll get to try exclusive wines, meet other Yo Art...

Our Spring semester is underway!

Happy 2019! Yo Art has so far started its Spring semester at Charleston Development Academy, Angel Oak Elementary, and Philip Simmons High. We wanted to share some before and after images that 9th and 11th graders at PSH accomplished in ONE day of graphic design!...

End-of-year giving!

Yo Art has been helping more than a thousand underprivileged students in the Lowcountry this year to get the experience they need in media arts and coding that is crucial to their success in finding meaningful careers and jobs when they get out of school. Our...

Gene Furchgott’s Retirement Party

October was a busy month for Yo Art and we especially enjoyed showing our appreciation to our Founder, Gene Furchgott. After 11 years of shepherding and building the organization into what it is today, Gene stepped aside as Executive Director, and Mayor John...

Please join us for our founder’s retirement party!

This Thursday evening, October 18, 2018, Yo Art, along with Mayor Tecklenburg, our board, grantors, supporters, past and present instructors, teachers, and administrators, will come together at Redux Contemporary Art Studios to honor Gene Furchgott’s decade of service...