The Youth Art
EXHIBITION UPDATE⚠️ In light of the recent announcement about school closures the Arts Council has decided to close the galleries at the Coconono Center for the Arts effective March 15. We hate to terminate our Youth Art exhibitions early but are committed to the safety of our patrons and the community. As of now our April exhibitions schedule remain the same, we plan to reopen with regular hours Wednesday, April 15th. We will make announcements if anything changes. For more info on the effects of the Coronavirus on the creative sector please visit the news section of our homepage
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 15, 2020 (Originally schedule to run through 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!