The Youth Art Exhibition, in the Main Gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts, features artwork by K-12 students from all schools in the Flagstaff area. Paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, and much more! The annual exhibition celebrates youth art month in March by showcasing over 350 works of art by young artists in our our community! Don’t miss the largest professional exhibition of K-12 youth art in all of Northern Arizona!
The Coconino Center for the Arts has hosted the Youth Art exhibition for decades where some Flagstaff’s most renowned artists have even shown their first works, including Sky Black and Bahe Whitethorne, Jr.
Schedule of Events
Opening Reception w/Performances:
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 4-7pm
Exhibition is Open:
February 26 – March 28, 2020
More about Youth Art Month:
- The Art & Creative Materials Institute (ACMI) created Children’s Art Month in 1961 as an event to emphasize the value to children from participating in visual art education.
- In 1969 the celebration expanded to include secondary school students, and the Children’s Art Month event officially became known as Youth Art Month.
- In 1984, ACMI created the non-profit organization The Council for Art Education (CFAE) to advocate for visual art education. CFAE coordinates the Youth Art Month program at the national level.
While Youth Art Month typically occurs in March, local and state events celebrating visual art education take place on almost a year round basis!