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About NexGen Youth Arts Festival

About Nexgen

ornament1NexGen is one of the largest annual youth arts festivals in the Mid-Atlantic Region. It is designed to enable students to develop functional life skills that integrate creative expression, career development, collaboration and performance-based learning.


ornament1Be the first to discover the next generation of great artists! Organized by BARAK, Inc. and the NexGen Festival  Planning Committee, this exhibition showcases more than works by students representing various Mid-Atlantic area schools.  This will be an event you don’t want to miss.


ornament1Fuel NexGen Youth Arts today! Your gift supports the Festival and year-round programming of diverse local, national, and international youth artists and events.  The NexGen Festival would not be possible if not for sponsors like YOU! Unable to donate? No worries. VOLUNTEERS are also needed!


ornament1Exhausted from exploring all of the amazing art at NexGen14? Kick back and soak in the entertainment on the Performance Stage, while enjoying refreshments.  Don’t forget to stop and shop at the NexGen Emporium , just a few feet away! You can shop NexGen via our online shop.

Upcoming Events

  • wendellWendell Murray

    For the Youth

    By the Youth!

    "It’s about empowering youth and bringing positive attention to the capital and to the region.”
  • SUESue Marrazzo



    "I had the pleasure of being one of 5 judges for the 2013 NEXGen Arts Festival. There was youth art categorized in 3 age groups. I got to meet Susan Corbett, the current PA Govenor's wife. She is a supporter of the ARTS. I am always so inspired by the Young Artists.
  • mecsBailey


    "csBailey Media is proud to be the media partner of NexGen Fest 2014. Working with BARAK Inc. and experiencing the evolution of the festival is very exciting and we can't wait to see what amazing work this years youth will share with the region."