What is TBEY Arts Center?

TBEY is an educational organization for the urban community where classes dedicated to the arts are taught to youth members who otherwise might have little or no opportunity to learn these skills because of location or cost. TBEY is a multi-programmed, youth serving agency designed to enhance the overall mission to promote the arts. TBEY has its own unique qualities and are committed to teach on an arts educated level.

TBEY offers opportunities to improve education and personal development. It will also offer the opportunity to build the urban community and personal capacity to all through positive reinforcement. TBEY will provide a place where the youth can gather and link with peers that have the same passion and interest in the arts. An important criterion for success will be the degree to which TBEY becomes an integral part and make a positive impact to all youth that are and will be a participant of TBEY.

TBEY is a place where the youth call their own, express themselves through the arts, be creative and have fun at the same time.


TBEY Arts Center strengthens youth and young adults through exposure to the arts and opportunities for creative expression. Youth and young adults ages 6-19 receive professional arts instruction, enjoy performances and exhibits, and receive tutoring, mentoring and coaching to achieve academically and pursue their interest in the arts.

We accomplish our mission:

Professional instruction and arts education is offered through after-school and summer programs allowing children and young adults to express and develop their unique talents in a culturally diverse offering of visual arts, dance, music and theatre programs. Exposure to the arts through performances, attendance at arts performances, galleries and events and visits to professionals and instructors working in the arts inspires an appreciation of the arts.
Tutoring and mentoring is offered to students to ensure academic and personal growth success, and coaching is offered to students seeking secondary educational opportunities in the arts.



Whether our students become artists themselves, work in an arts-related field, enjoy the arts as patrons or support the arts through donations, our vision is for the arts to contribute positively to young people’s lives.


Our Model – Explore, Engage & Express

TBEY offers education, information, instruction with context and free expression with fundamentals.

Our three-pronged approach:

Students explore variations within visual arts, dance, music and theatre through education
Students engage through professional instruction, as visitors to arts performances, galleries and events, visits to colleges and discussions with professionals who work in the arts.
Students express their individual unique talents through practice and performance.