Artists Frank Mansaray and an attendee in from of his painting “The Madonna”. Photo by David Nganga at YGB: Primary (March 2018).

young gifted & broke : the pop up art show

the ygb pop up art show is a 1-3 day art installation featuring a line up of local artist of color of all identities and life experiences. the show began in 2017 as a vehicle to provide space for artists of color throughout the triangle to showcase their work, network, and cultivate joy and creativity outside of traditional art gallery spaces. ygb features artists and creatives across multiple mediums, with a special focus on visual art. at most shows there is a small curated vendor space featuring local makers and artists, as well as a wellness space featuring aromatherapy, herbs, and affirmations. previous shows have explored various themes including identity, permaculture, grief, transition, healing, and ancestry.

the goal of the young gifted and broke pop up art show is to reframe how and where art is accessed. it is a transient space that aims to be a reflection of the community it exist within. the artists and creatives we work with are black, brown, indigenous, queer, undocumented, young, old, and truly representative of the nuances of living, thriving, and creating in todays creative landscape . each show is curated by founding curator Marcella Camara, with help from production assistants and community members. to hear an oral history of the inception of the show, listen to episode 3 of The Resilience Podcast or head to The Motherships website to read about what goes into planning the show. Learn more about past shows below.

Young Gifted & Broke vol 1

Young Gifted & Broke: Summers Over

Young Gifted & Broke: Primary

Young Gifted & Broke: Freedom is Free