The Art League Presents LIFT US UP, DON’T PUSH US OUT A Project by ART180 and Legal Aid Justice Center

By Editorial Team on January 7, 2019

Thu, 10 January 2019 - Sun, 03 February 2019

Courtesy of The Art League.
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10 from 6:30pm to 8pm

LIFT US UP, DON’T PUSH US OUT asks the question, how would criminal justice reform differ if it was led by incarcerated youth?

Connecting incarcerated youth at the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center with artists, legal experts, and advocates to radically reimagine Virginia’s juvenile justice system, this exhibition provides the answer. Including virtual reality experiences, photography, murals, and interactive audio installations that use human touch to activate stories from youth in the system, their media campaigns and mobile exhibits have connected the dreams, stories, and policy demands of youth in the juvenile justice system with tens of thousands across Virginia and beyond.

Join The Art League for this one of a kind experience and exhibition and hear directly from Virginia’s youngest and most powerful juvenile justice experts, supporting Legal Aid Justice Center’s advocacy work to directly affect laws and public policy that affect the school-to-prison pipeline.

The exhibit was curated by Mark Strandquist, and will be on view January 9-February 3.

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Open Thursdays until 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm

The Art League is located at 105 North Union St., Studio 21, Alexandria, VA. For more information visit or call 703-683-1780.