This March, the Alabama Center for the Arts is celebrating Youth Art Month, a yearly showcase of talent in the visual arts. The Annual Showcase of Young Talent features 106 pieces of art by K-12 students, in coordination with local school art teachers, in Morgan County including area city, county, and private schools. The exhibit will be open from March 4 – March 30. There will be a virtual Awards Announcement posted on Carnegie Visual Art Center’s Facebook page on March 11 at 5:30 pm. The post will include a link to a virtual tour of the exhibit as well.
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 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 a 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.
The Alabama Center for the Arts is located at 133 2nd Avenue NE in Decatur. They are open Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and on Friday from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. For more information about Youth Art Month, please contact the ACA at 256-260-4293.