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Voice Out: Media Arts Exhibition

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A special opportunity for San Diego+Tijuana youth to express their unique point of view on the subject of PLACE, through digital works of photography, mixed media and illustration.

On May 18, 2024, Outside the Lens will host “Voice Out,” a reception, panel discussion, and juried youth arts exhibition featuring photography, mixed media, and illustrations at the organization’s Wonder Lab in San Diego’s East Village. The exhibit will display works by young creatives from San Diego and Tijuana that express their unique perspective on “Place.” This year’s exhibition marks a first for Outside the Lens, and the inaugural theme of “Place” aims to create a welcoming space and place for young people, families, educators, creatives, and all community members interested in experiencing artworks that explore the concepts of belonging, connection, and self-expression. The show’s title, “Voice Out” refers to how empowering it can feel for young people to tell their own stories and how that empowerment can positively transform entire communities.

Free registration for the event is available through the “Voice Out” website. There will also be paid tickets available for an exclusive preview and reception from 3-4 p.m. All entries will be displayed and celebrated and the evening will include a live DJ set, a panel discussion, and an awards ceremony. Youth, aged 8-12, and teens, aged 13-19, are encouraged to submit digital work through Outside the Lens’ “Voice Out” website from March 4th through April 7, 2024. A jury of youth, artists, and community leaders from the San DiegoTijuana region will select winning submissions to be featured on the night of the event. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three works in each category. More information and event registration details can be found at bit.ly/VoiceOut2024 .

“Voice Out” Exhibition:
Save the Date: Outside the Lens will host the free “Voice Out” exhibition and youth arts event on Saturday, May 18, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Wonder Lab, 125 14th Street, San Diego. 92101. Visit the “Voice Out” website for more details on how to register and attend.

About Outside the Lens:
Outside the Lens amplifies the voices of youth facing systemic disadvantages through the media arts, encouraging self expression, learning, and civic engagement. We activate voices of youth, catalyzing change within themselves and their communities and have brought arts-integrated programming to over 25,000 students in weekly classes, after-school programs, summer sessions, workshops, and teacher training for over 20 years. OTL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our IRS tax ID number 26-4832772.