Youth Art Month

Take a Journey Through Art

Kaija Akins, Equilibrium

Explore art created by Kansas K-12 students in the library rotunda and hallways through March 22, 2020. You’ll see amazing sculptures, ceramics, paintings, photography and drawings. These works are entries in Kansas Art Education Association‘s (KAEA) Youth Art Month Art Competition.

Supporting Art Education

Youth Art Month is a nationally recognized month of promoting visual art and art education for grades K-12. Thousands of schools participate in Youth Art Month, which is traditionally observed in March. It is an opportunity to celebrate and promote the importance of visual art in educating children. This program recognizes skills developed through visual arts experiences unlike any other curriculum subjects, including:

  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Observation
  • Communication

This Year’s Sponsors

BLICK Art Materials is the primary sponsor of Kansas Youth Art Month. KAEA and BLICK are working together to provide awards/prizes to the student of the “Best of Show” artwork and other students and their teachers!

Related Event

Youth Art Month Celebration
Sun, March 22
2-3 pm
Marvin Auditorium

Meet youth artists from around the state. KAEA will present awards to elementary, middle and high school students. This year’s guest speaker is Miss Kansas, Annika Wooten, a speed painter and arts advocate.

Zan Popp

Hello, I'm your friendly neighborhood Curator of Exhibitions. I have the amazing job of creating, building and presenting wonderful art exhibits for you at the library's Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery.