Stay Gold Fall 2023

Stay Gold Fall 2023

Multiple sessions

Stay Gold is a free intergenerational LGBTQIA+ arts program for youth and adults ages 13 and up. We are offering two unique Stay Gold sessions this semester. 

In support of our commitment to intergenerational learning, individuals of all generations, including youth 13 – 18, adults over 55, and everyone in-between are encouraged to participate. You are welcome to register for both sessions, however, please note the time differences. If the times for one session don’t work for you, please check out the other session. Please email Education Manager Harrison Orr at if you have any issues regarding registration. 

Cost: Free

Ages: Youth and adults (ages 13+)

Session I: September 13th – October 18th

Tijuana-based artist Mariel Miranda will lead a 6 week workshop centered around photography and collage. Participants will follow creative walking guides developed by a group of students in Tijuana to explore neighborhoods surrounding MOCA.

Session II: November 7th – 9th

Brooklyn-based artist Keioui Keijaun Thomas will lead participants in an exploration of making, holding and sharing of space. We will meet over the course of 3 consecutive days to make a series of protest signs, affirmations, wishes and dreams, and stickers in the vain of “post no bills” flyers that will be featured in the artist’s exhibition at MOCA. During this workshop we will look at the history of protest signs in art and activism with demos and material studies to make a constellation of motifs for getting free. This is a joint session with participants from Mapping Q, an arts program for LGBTQIA+ youth at The University of Arizona Museum of Art.

Generous support for Stay Gold is provided by The Institute for LGBT Studies at The University of Arizona