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Explore Promising Artwork at the 58th Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition

Do you want to support local Arkansas students? The creativity of Arkansas students will be on view at the Arkansas Arts Center through June 30, 2019. Now in its 58th year, the annual Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition showcases artwork by Arkansas students to celebrate the artistic talent and achievement of Arkansas students.

An annual crowd-pleaser, Young Arkansas Artists features works by Arkansas students – from kindergarten through high school – in a wide range of mediums and techniques. 500 works in a variety of media were entered by 145 public and private school educators, homeschool educators and private art instructors from all corners of the state. Following submission, a panel of art professionals selected the top works from each grade to be exhibited at the Arkansas Arts Center.

The panel selected 79 works for the exhibition, representing 47 schools across the state. From those works, one Best in Class and two Honorable Mention awards will be chosen for each grade by a grand juror. The juror will also select recipients of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists Award for Achievement in Watercolor and Ray Smenner Award for Achievement in Painting. Members of the Arkansas Art Educators Association will also select one Teacher’s Choice award from each grade level.

Each winning artist’s school receives a monetary award to support its art program. Selected works from the exhibition will travel to schools and other venues around the state as part of the Arkansas Arts Center's Statewide ArtsReach Programs. We hope that you join us at Arkansas Arts Center!

We know you love your home at The Canopy Apartments in Little Rock, Arkansas, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.

Event Time/Date:
Thursday, May 23, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Arkansas Arts Center
501 East 9th Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72202

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