Our Mission

We, Austin Youth Artists United (AYAU), are a nonprofit magazine dedicated to providing a platform for youth artists from across Austin to showcase their creative work. 

Co-founded in 2019 with Apricity Magazine, AYAU strives to cross communities, political ideologies, art forms, and personal experiences through our work. 

We accept literary, visual, performing, and BTB (Bend-Twist-Break) artwork to be published on our website, magazine issues, and social media accounts. 

Editors

Naran Shettigar

Editor in Chief and Co-Founder

Alaina Nesby

Performing Arts Editor

Thomas Goldstein

Co-Lead Journalism Editor

Noah Henson

Co-Lead Journalism Editor

Contributors

Wyatt Ingle

Literary Arts Contributor and Web Editor

Ash Catalan

Visual Arts Contributor

Anthony Womack

Visual Arts Editor

Jennifer Arriaga

Jennifer Arriaga

Web Editor

Emma Rohloff

Standup Comedian and Filmmaker

Margo Zelle

Performing Arts Contributor and Musician

Sophie Buechler

Literary Arts Contributor and Dramatist

Ellie Cohen

Literary Arts Contributor

Yung Xantos

Performing Arts Contributor and Musician

Tangerine Overload

Performing Arts Contributor and Musician

Gabby Goldstein

Visual Arts Contributor, Photographer

Brianna Murillo

Visual Arts Contributor

Ambassadors

Ben Goldstein

Performing Arts Ambassador and Musician

Max Forde

Performing Arts Ambassador and Musician

Katia Kinchion

Performing Arts Ambassador and Dramatist

Mentors

David Doerr

Journalism Mentor and Akins Early College High School Teacher

Ricardo Villegas

Social Media Mentor and UT Student

Rachel Leader

Literary Arts Mentor and Westlake High School Teacher

Leighann Fenter

Literary Arts Mentor and Westlake High School Teacher