ArkansasGives: Support art in education this week

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This Thursday, join us in supporting the arts in education by donating to ArkansasGives, a one-day giving event hosted by the Arkansas Community Foundation. Any donations made to the Arkansas Arts Center on April 6 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 look at some of the incredible artwork included in the 55th Young Arkansas Artists exhibition, which was on view May 6 through July 24, 2016.

Terry Akins, “Zoe,” Bergman Elementary School, 1st Grade, 55th Young Arkansas Artists, 2016


Maddie Eid, “Puppy,” Art4Kids at the Sherwood Rec, 6th Grade, 55th Young Arkansas Artists, 2016


Denver Evans “Myself,” Jonesboro Public Schools, 7th Grade, 55th Young Arkansas Artists, 2016


Daniel Mendoza Lopez, “Three Sides of Me,” Parkview Arts/Science Magnet, 9th grade, 55th Young Arkansas Artists, 2016


Makayla Allen, “Fresh,” North Little Rock High School, 11th Grade, 55th Young Arkansas Artists, 2016

Put giving on your calendar for  this Thursday, April 6, and help make future Young Arkansas Artists exhibitions possible. On the day, visit between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to make a donation in support of the Arkansas Arts Center. ArkansasGives requires all gifts to be made online to qualify, and the minimum gift is $25. The entire dollar amount of your donation will be provided to the Arkansas Arts Center, and those donations will help us qualify for bonus dollars. All participating nonprofits will receive a portion of a $250,000 bonus pool, but the more we raise relative to the other participating groups, the larger the share of bonus dollars we will receive. 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.

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