Calling all youthful artists

Apr 12, 2023 | Arts & Culture


The third annual art show for young local artists in grades six through 12 is coming up soon. The registration for the art show scheduled to be held in May begins on April 17.

After last year’s very successful Crestline Youth Art Show, the Crestline Youth Coalition is planning another exciting afternoon and evening event. This is not an art contest, since all the artists who enter are already winners, having created engaging art, but it should be a fun event for artists and their guests with music and food planned.

During the shows in previous years, almost all the art works that were for sale were sold. The art show has been very well attended in the past years, giving young artists an excellent audience for their creativity. The venue for the art show for this next year is not finalized yet; they are still considering new venues. The show will be well advertised in advance, so any location with a venue for the art show, that would like to be considered, please contact [email protected] soon.

Currently all young artists who would like to participate in expressing their artistic side at this free multimedia event are invited to register and show their art.

Art in the form of poetry, music, dancing, drawing and painting, pottery, sculpture and fiber art are all encouraged. There will be many traditional entries, from charcoal drawings and water colors, to canvas art with acrylic and oil painting, but also multi-media and collage creations are acceptable. The organizers encourage young artists, if they are doing another form of art, to email the organizers and have it included.  Be sure to register at [email protected] to let them know you want to participate.

Artists need to be registered in advance, and the art items will need to be delivered to the Rim Family Services office at 28545 Highway 18 in Skyforest before May 12. More details on the date and location of the actual event will be forthcoming when details are firm.

There is no prescribed topic for the show, but the art must be PG-13 appropriate, since this is a family event. This means no violence, bad language or hate should be contained in the artwork. There is no entry fee for young artists to display their artwork during this show, and artists are encouraged if they desire to sell the artwork to do so.

This family-friendly and drug-free event is sponsored by the groups Rim Communities for Youth and Crestline Youth. They are also seeking more sponsors and some adult volunteers for this event.

The Youth Coalition is always seeking additional activities to keep the youth of the mountain communities involved, active and having fun. The goal is to help keep mountain youth off drugs and alcohol.

For more information contact the Crestline Youth Coalition at [email protected].


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