Artistic Dreams International

3 Years


Our Mission & Vision

MISSION: Leverage art in after school programs to inspire leadership and impact literacy in global affluent and non affluent communities.

VISION: Develop young artists to know themselves as capable leaders committed to use art and literacy to reduce poverty.

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In 2014, to separate Artistic Dreams International from many educational arts non-profits that only offer one-touch workshops, I teamed ADI up with Leap4change. The goal was to leverage the arts to develop a potent leadership curriculum and model that simultaneously inspired student voice, built global partnerships, and created impactful change. The partnership. resulted in a three-year curricular structure with intensive arts access, leadership and literacy training.

Today, ADI offers nine arts and leadership classes in seven locations in New York City, including four public schools and two public libraries, as well as two locations in Sonora, Mexico. ADI now provides arts access with a focus on visual arts, yoga/movement, and music and singing.

Moreover, at Artistic Dreams, in addition to arts access, children experience:

  • Technology-based Cultural Exchange
  • Leadership
  • Global Awareness
  • Year-long classes

ADI recently celebrated its five year anniversary in New York City, honoring the artwork of the committed students of ADI as well as the hard work and dedication of the educators, board members, and donors that make ADI possible. I hope ADI will continue to grow in NYC and Mexico as well as around the world, inspiring children everywhere to dream big, create art, and lead with confidence.

– Lillian Alonzo Marin
Founder & Artistic Director at Artistic Dreams International

Areas of Impact



Lillian Alonzo Marin
Founder & Artistic Director, ADI
Llano Blanco, Sonora, Mexico

George Bruce & Hamilton Grange Libraries
Harlem, NYC

Public Schools 36, 125, & 210
Harlem, NYC

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The United Nations's (UN) World Day of Social Justice is annually observed on February 20 to encourage people to look at how social justice affects poverty eradication. It also focuses on the goal of achieving full employment and support for social integration.

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Art at the Hamilton Grange Library! What a fun class! Our children create their own mask using paper mache technique.

During the class, we explored the theme "Freedom of Expression"

According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, freedom of expression is the right of every individual to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

We all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share our ideas with other people.

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AD ART SHOW is the newest groundbreaking art venture by MvVO ART— and first art show to exhibit a new generation of Artists from Advertising who create original works in painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper, mixed-media & video art—like Warhol, Magritte, Rockwell, O'Keeffe, Rosenquist, Haring & so many more artists with a history in Commercial Art.

MvVO ART proudly supports Artistic Dreams International!

General Admission (FREE) - Compliments of MvVO ART
(Registration Required)
Feb 23-24, 2018 - 10am to 5pm
Feb 25, 2018 - 1pm to 5pm

MvVO Art's AD Art Show 2018
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AD ART SHOW at Sotheby's

February 22, 2018, 6:00pm - February 25, 2018, 5:00pm

AD ART SHOW is the newest groundbreaking art venture by MvVO ART-and the first art show to exhibit a new generation of Artists from Advertising who work in painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper, mixed-media & video art- following in the footsteps of Warhol, Magritte, Rosenquist, Haring & so many more artists with history in Commercial Art. AD ART SHOW showcases 90+ emerging artists selected by an esteemed committee of art professionals. DISCOVER ART YOU'LL WANT TO COLLECT NOW! COMPLIMENTARY GENERAL ADMISSION - AVAILABLE NOW Registration Required GO TO: MVVOART.COM AD ART SHOW - PRESENTING SPONSOR NBCUniversal - NBCU AD ART SHOW - PARTNERS Artsy - Artsy NYCxDESIGN - NYCxDESIGN SRI Fine Art Services - SRI Fine Art Services Y&R - Young & Rubicam The One Club for Creativity - The One Club for Creativity Geometry Global - Geometry Global Adforum - AdForum School of Visual Arts (SVA) - School of Visual Arts The Clarion List - The Clarion List Bevoir - Belvoir Fruit Farms USA Neuhaus - @neuhaus MvVO ART Proudly Supports Franklin Furnace - Franklin Furnace Archive Artistic Dreams International - Artistic Dreams International AD ART SHOW IS AN MvVO ART VENTURE Photo Credit (c) Steve Schapiro - Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery

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