Young Audiences of Abilene

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The Abilene Affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning

Young Audiences of Abilene (YA of Abilene), operating as part of the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, provides arts-integrated performance, residencies, and workshops to young people in Abilene, TX, and the surrounding communities. 

Founded in 1993, YA of Abilene works with schools, communities, and professional teaching artists to create programs that engage young learners and help make the arts an integral part of their education. The organization has a well-established partnership with the Abilene Public Library.

YA of Abilene participates in the annual Children’s Arts and Literacy Festival, sponsored by the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, which draws learners of all ages from across Texas as well as surrounding states. YA of Abilene’s literary arts activities helped Abilene earn the nickname The Storybook Capital of Texas.   

Young Audiences of Abilene
T&P Depot
1101 N. 1st Street
Abilene, Texas 79601
(325) 677-1161
Areas Reached
    • Andrews, Texas
    • Bailey, Texas
    • Borden, Texas
    • Brown, Texas
    • Callahan, Texas
    • Castro, Texas
    • Cochran, Texas
    • Coke, Texas
    • Coleman, Texas
    • Concho, Texas
    • Crosby, Texas
    • Dawson, Texas
    • Eastland, Texas
    • Ector, Texas
    • Erath, Texas
    • Fisher, Texas
    • Floyd, Texas
    • Gaines, Texas
    • Garza, Texas
    • Glasscock, Texas
    • Hale, Texas
    • Haskell, Texas
    • Hockley, Texas
    • Hood, Texas
    • Howard, Texas
    • Irion, Texas
    • Jones, Texas
    • Kent, Texas
    • Kimble, Texas
    • Lamb, Texas
    • Llano, Texas
    • Lubbock, Texas
    • Lynn, Texas
    • Martin, Texas
    • Mason, Texas
    • McCulloch, Texas
    • Menard, Texas
    • Midland, Texas
    • Mills, Texas
    • Mitchell, Texas
    • Nolan, Texas
    • Palo Pinto, Texas
    • Parker, Texas
    • Parmer, Texas
    • Runnels, Texas
    • San Saba, Texas
    • Scurry, Texas
    • Shackelford, Texas
    • Stephens, Texas
    • Sterling, Texas
    • Stonewall, Texas
    • Tarrant, Texas
    • Taylor, Texas
    • Terry, Texas
    • Throckmorton, Texas
    • Tom Green, Texas
    • Wise, Texas
    • Yoakum, Texas
    • Young, Texas
    • Comanche, Texas

Affiliate News

This summer, Young Audiences of Abilene welcomed Talan Cobb as its new Executive Director. Operating as part of the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council (ACAC), Young Audiences of Abilene brings…

November 16, 2020    MORE >>

As our network and our nation face unprecedented challenges and uncertainty, we know that the arts remain more vital than ever in keeping young learners engaged and enlivening us all. We are…

May 08, 2020    MORE >>

Young Audiences Arts for Learning