Douglasville, Georgia – The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County welcomes the annual Youth Art Month exhibit, which features K-12 student art from the following Douglas County schools: Chapel Hill and New Manchester High School; Yeager, Factory Shoals, and Mason Creek Middle; North Douglas, Chapel Hill, Lithia Springs, Arbor Station, Eastside, South Douglas, Beulah, Factory Shoals, Mt. Carmel, Mason Creek, Bright Star, and Bill Arp Elementary schools. The 2019 Youth Art Month exhibit is on display from March 7 through March 28. The show will kick off with an opening reception on March 7, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Cultural Arts Council, hosted by the art teachers of Douglas County.
Youth Art Mnth (YAM) emphasizes the value of arts education in Douglas County’s schools and how it helps influence the upcoming generation of creative thinkers, educators, and business leaders. YAM empowers students by giving them outlets to show their work in public at an early age. It also gives their teachers some well-deserved recognition for the hard work the educators have put in while encouraging these young minds. By celebrating the artwork their students have made, the community can see what a significance that visual art plays in the development of its youngest members. This show allows the public a glimpse at the immense talent that is held within the minds of the student artists just within our county. Visitors of the Cultural Arts Council are bound to be impressed by work that dazzles the gallery walls this March.
Youth Art Month is an annual national art event in March to emphasize the value of art education
and encourage public support for quality art programs in schools. Art education provides students with important critical thinking and problem solving skills while fostering self-esteem, persistence, and collaboration. The Youth Art Month exhibit celebrates student achievement in the visual arts. The Cultural Arts Council honors the talent and dedication of these young artists and their teachers. YAM has been observed nationally since 1961 and the CAC is one of three special YAM exhibit locations in Douglas County.
The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. For directions and more information, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770.949.2787.
The mission of the Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County is to nurture, guide and stimulate the enjoyment of and participation in the arts among Douglas County residents by providing an atmosphere conducive to the arts, broadening the spectrum of quality exhibits and performances available to the community, and fostering individual interactions with the arts through a wide range of satellite groups. The Cultural Arts Council is supported in part by the City of Douglasville and
the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.