Youth Art Month Exhibition: Elementary School Students

February 24, 2024

April 21, 2024

In celebration of Youth Art Month, the Sioux City Art Center will feature its 35th Annual Youth Art Month Exhibition from February 24 – April 21, 2024. This exhibition features work by elementary school students (K-5th). An opening reception will be held in the Art Center atrium on Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Presentation of student achievement awards will occur at 2:00 p.m. This year’s exhibition is juried by Briar Cliff’s Assistant Professor of Art Thomas Wharton.

A HUGE THANK YOU to our 2024 Youth Art Month Exhibition sponsors: Jack and Gail Bernstein, Regina Roth, Charese Yanney, Cynthia Moser, Amy Thompson, and John and Cynthia Donovan!!

Youth Art Month began in 1961 as Children’s Art Month to emphasize art education’s value in children’s healthy development and learning. Over 60 years later, it has become an annual nationwide observance recognizing the importance of quality primary and secondary school art education programs. Events like our annual student art exhibition recognize student success in art and help further encourage public support of art for all. 

The annual Youth Art Month Exhibition is one of the many ways the Sioux City Art Center encourages youth to explore and embrace creativity and ideas through artmaking. An exhibition dedicated to the achievements of our young local artists is, of course, only possible with the enormous dedication of the teachers who inspire and guide the students in their artistic development. It is also only possible with the essential support from administrators for art education and providing opportunities to participate in Youth Art Month.

Fall Colors, Beau Hedstrom