ArkansasGives: Support art in education today

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TODAY ONLY: Join us in celebrating the creativity and talent of Arkansas students by donating to ArkansasGives, a one-day giving event hosted by the Arkansas Community Foundation. Any donations made to the Arkansas Arts Center today will help us qualify for bonus dollars to support our statewide educational outreach programs, like the annual Young Arkansas Artists exhibition.

For more than 50 years, the Arkansas Arts Center’s annual Young Arkansas Artists exhibition has celebrated the creative achievements of elementary and secondary students across the state of Arkansas. The exhibition provides students with the inspiration to express themselves through the visual art and assists in the development of arts appreciation throughout the state.

Here’s a preview of the incredible artwork that will be included in the upcoming 56th Young Arkansas Artists, opening May 16, 2017.

Jackson Brown, “Slowly Slowly Draws the Sloth,” 1st Grade, Miss Selma’s Schools, 56th Young Arkansas Artists, 2017


Olive Harrington, “The Phoenix,” 4th Grade, Sequoya Elementary, 56th Young Arkansas Artists, 2017


Thomas Miller, “The Witch’s Curse-Spellbound Mountain of Water,” 3rd Grade, Don Roberts Elementary, 56th Young Arkansas Artists, 2017


Gabby Reeves, “A View from Below,” 5th Grade, Western Hills Elementary, 56th Young Arkansas Artists, 2017


Jada Parker, “Abandoned Secrets,” 8th Grade, Pottsville Junior High School, 56th Young Arkansas Artists, 2017


Esteban Saavedra, “La Esencia de Venecia (The Essence of Venice),” 9th Grade, Green Forest High School, 56th Young Arkansas Artists, 2017


Carrera Abel, “Max the Muss,” 10th Grade, Mountain Home High School Career Academies, 56th Young Arkansas Artists, 2017

Like what you see? Support Young Arkansas Artists, and programs like it, by donating until 8 p.m. today. Your donation to ArkansasGives will enable us to expand our educational outreach, like Young Arkansas Artists to even more communities across our state, ensuring that learning, inspiration and creative expression in the arts flourish throughout Arkansas for people of all ages and backgrounds. And don’t miss the 56th Young Arkansas Artists – open May 16 through July 23, 2017.

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