Some young members of the LGBTQ community are the stars of a Manhattan exhibit.
A one-night only show dubbed "Big Bang" was held at the Nuyorican Poets Café in the East Village.
About 30 youths living in group homes came together to create short films, original music and poetry.
Artists we spoke with told us events like these give a voice to underserved communities.
"Doing this project has been really really eye-opening of how we as artists can best work together with communities to make art that creates social change," said artist Rebeca Rad.
"I want to motivate other people and everything," said artist Jennifer Rose. "So I asked them to help me do some singing and some writing, and some acting and everything. So that's what I decided to do."
"Arts and culture should be everywhere in New York City," said Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl. "It should be in foster homes, for LGBTQ youth. These kids are amazing. You see how creative they are. It's fantastic."
A group of artists known as "The Lost Collective" put on the show.