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56th Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition




In 1961, the Arkansas Arts Center hosted the first statewide Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition to ensure learning, inspiration, and creative expression. Now in its sixth decade, this annual children’s art exhibition showcases artwork by students in kindergarten through 12th grade from across the state. Hundreds of works in a variety of media are juried by a professional panel and a chief juror selects a "Best of Class" and two "Honorable Mentions" for each grade. Monetary awards are provided to each winner's school.

Each year, selections from the exhibition travel to schools and other venues throughout the state as part of the Arkansas Arts Center's State Services program. The exhibit will be on display in the Dowd Room, Third Floor of the Regional Arts Center.

This year, four local students are showcased in the exhibition.

"Big Bulb" by Adin Anthony
charcoal, 11 x 14 inches
Watersprings Ranch, 1st Grade
2017 Best in Class

"Jazzyware" by Angilina Brown
Chalk Pastel and Glue
Watersprings Ranch, 2nd Grade
Texarkana, AR
Honorable Mention
"Fill in the Space" by Kiah Soils
Mixed Media
College Hill Middle School, 6th Grade
Texarkana, AR
"Bad Hair Day" by Jared Lee
Mixed Media
College Hill Middle School, 5th Grade
Texarkana, AR

The exhibit will be on display November 6 - December 8, 2017.

The Regional Arts Center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM until 4 PM. Admission is always free.

The 56th Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition is Sponsored by

John and Robyn Horn

Centennial Bank

JPMS Cox, PLLC

Ces and Drew Kelso

Cindy and Greg Feltus

Dale and Lee Ronnel

Awards Sponsored by

Arkansas Children's Hospital

Mid-Southern Watercolorists



Made possible by contributions from TRAHC Members.


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