Dateline: February 27, 2019
This March, the Alabama Center for the Arts will be celebrating Youth Art Month, an annual celebration of visual arts. A special Youth Art Month exhibit will open March 1 featuring art by area students in elementary school through high school in coordination with area school art teachers. The exhibit will remain open through March 29.
Youth Art Month encourages support for quality school art programs and promotes art material safety. Administered by The Council for Art Education, the program helps children of all ages develop problem-solving, observation, and communication skills while enhancing their creativity. The theme for this year’s event is “Your Art, Your Story.”
The event is sponsored by the Alabama Center for the Arts and the Carnegie Visual Arts Center, with artist awards to be given by Daybreak Rotary Club of Decatur. The Carnegie provides educational and cultural opportunities to the Decatur area and strives to encourage greater involvement in art at all levels and ages. Their excellent children’s art education program promotes creativity via hands-on activities. In addition, a variety of other programs, events, and collections are offered for all ages.