Red Hook Art Project

The Red Hook Art Project (RHAP) is a tutoring and mentoring project that organizes professionals to volunteer to provide gifted, under-served children and youth with free classes and tutoring in visual art, music and homework help.

"An Arts Tutoring And Mentoring Project For Children And Youth In Red Hook, Brooklyn NY."

This wonderful nonprofit focused on providing art experiences for youth uses the hashtag #ArtSavesLives.

RHAP also offer events for adults such as sip and paint sessions and figure drawing and participates in community dialogues on important local issues.

During the pandemic, RHAP offered popup food pantry services, providing fruit and vegetables donated by the Red Hook Container Terminal while running their art programs online. 

RHAP has often come to PortSide for art programs or private RHAP events.

291 Van Brunt Street Brooklyn NY,  11231 (corner of Pioneer Street)

From their website:

"RHAP’s mission is rooted in the conviction that creative self-expression is a transformative experience that enriches individuals and communities. As an organization, we work to provide a space where young people feel safe and supported as they develop their voices through artistic projects and activities. We cultivate an environment of playfulness and experimentation, while challenging our older students to help each other strengthen their individual voices through supportive criticism. The experiences of creative problem solving and self-expression that underlie our program generate self-confidence and a sense of agency in our students. We believe that these qualities meaningfully contribute to the well-being of our students, their communities, and ultimately encourage engaged citizenship." 

Street Address:

183 Richards Street [map]

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