Youth Arts Collective (YAC) is a non profit after school organization
which provides equipment, supplies and individual mentorship
to motivated young Monterey County artists, ages 14-22. Since
January of 2000, YAC has been open five days a week, and now six days, for four
hours a day year round.
This creative sanctuary has proven to be effective and
successful in maximizing the art potential of our youth, while
developing their self- esteem and their appreciation for contributing
in positive ways to our community.
YAC is the creation of the two mentor-artists, Marcia Perry
and Meg Biddle. Biddle and Perry have been partners in Biddle
Perry Studios since 1981. They have created murals, illustration,
paintings, limited edition prints, cartoons, and images for
products. As parents, they volunteered their artistic help
in the local schools for such things as set designs,
murals and classroom instruction for 10 years. At Youth Arts
Collective, they mentor each YACster individually, providing
artistic guidance in a creative and nurturing environment.