Teens participating in ARTLAB

ARTLAB currently exists entirely online—through virtual workshops, talks, and creative challenges—while ARTLAB’s physical space at the Hirshhorn is closed due to COVID-19. 

ARTLAB is a radically inclusive digital art studio for young creators thirteen to nineteen years old. With a variety of special programs and resources, ARTLAB cultivates community and fosters the next generation of innovators. The studio opened in 2011 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to provide local youth free access to the latest technology, a wide range of art materials, and one-on-one mentorship from professional creatives to support their learning.


All ARTLAB programs are completely free! There are many ways to be a part of ARTLAB, and there’s something for everyone—from the athlete with a busy sports schedule to the 24/7 creator who wants to dive deep into a creative community. No prior experience is necessary. View our full calendar to get started now.

ARTLAB thanks its generous funders for making this programming possible.

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