About The Village of Arts and Humanities
The Village values art as its most powerful and effective tool for catalyzing healthy and sustainable societal change. Art, in this context, is creativity in thinking, in methodology, and in implementation.
Our 30-year legacy is anchored in artist-facilitated community building beginning with the work of Arthur Hall and the Ile Ife Black Humanitarian Center (predecessor to The Village) and Village Founder, Lily Yeh.
Today, The Village remains a community-rooted, anchor institution,
- comprising 15 art parks and 10 programs buildings,
- annually impacting 1200 community residents,
- enlisting the help of 400 volunteers,
- and engaging 350 teens that attend The Village’s after-school and summer programs.
Our seven core programs work at the intersection of art, education and social justice to: