Working with students from local IS/MS public schools in Corona, Community Art Hack is participatory art lab that moves locations throughout the duration of the program. Our approach is inquiry based and focuses on ideational strategies and participatory projects created by the young artists that involve their surrounding communities. Moving locations from the Queens Museum to the Langston Hughes Library deepens our questioning on the roles of cultural institutions in the communities. Using this inquiry as a catalyst for sparking creative engagement in public spaces, participants design and implement Art Hacks. Through the lens of social justice, students are encouraged to develop agency in their voices, presence and communication.