UNIQLO Free Arts NYC
UNIQLO Free Arts NYC
Aug 09, 2017 SOCIAL INNOVATION
Providing New York City children with opportunities to make art.
For the past three years, UNIQLO has been proud to partner with New York City non-profit Free Arts NYC to provide educational opportunities to New York children. In also partnering with the New York Department of Homeless Services, we've been able to give over 700 children living in homeless shelters in the five boroughs of New York the opportunity to learn about the world of art.

These Free Arts Days usually take place at our global flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York. Upon arrival, the children are greeted by UNIQLO volunteers and given a special tour of the store. After learning about world-renowned artists like Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, and Yayoi Kusama from Free Arts staff members, the kids break off into small groups and move from station to station, creating their own works of art inspired about the artists they just learned about. Over the years, artistic mediums for the children have involved t-shirt making, origami boxes, traditional Japanese fans, and more. On special occasions, living artists even lecture the children themselves.

We're glad to bring our love of arts to New York City's youth. For more information, visit our Sustainability page.