On May 22, community members gathered in Angwin for a day-long event – and the Napa Valley Youth Advocacy Center was right in the thick of things. The Angwin Flea Market, Classic Car Show, and Art in the Clouds art show were hosted by the Angwin Volunteer Fire Department and the Angwin Community Council. NVYAC helped with some of the publicity and coordination beforehand, and on the Sunday of the event they displayed youth art and invited people of all ages to get creative on the spot, had young people helping out with the day’s events, and sold the Center’s signature Everything Cookies.
NVYAC executive director Tom Amato brought the Mobile Art Center to the show, with various artworks on display as well as tables and easels outfitted with art supplies. Local high school students Carolyn Benner and Zoe Morphis were the “resident artists” who guided young people of all ages in a creative experience using a variety of media. Amato recounts how “the wind added a bit of excitement by trying to carry our canopy away. A neighboring artist rescued us with four containers of water which we used to hold us firmly to the ground.”
Meanwhile, NVYAC board members Meg Scofani and Jess Smith sold the now-famous Everything Cookies that are baked by teams of teens. They sold out their entire cookie stock, “thanks to Karen Lewis who bought us out just before it was time to go!” Amato recounts.
In addition to the connections made throughout the day, and the artworks that were created, NVYAC received some much-appreciated monetary recognition when a $1,000 gift was presented by the Angwin Community Council.
Thank you, Angwin, for supporting your young people!