Youth Art Month opening reception

Youth Art Month opening reception

Rose Davis, Grade 8, Mt. Ararat Middle School

Please join us for opening reception of the 22nd annual Youth Art Month exhibition at the PMA!

March is National Youth Art Month, and the Portland Museum of Art and the Maine Art Education Association are pleased to collaborate on this special presentation of student artwork from across the state of Maine. Sharing this work by K-12 students allows the museum to recognize the value of art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs.

The value of art education has been well researched and documented. It provides students with important critical-thinking and problem solving skills as well as fostering self-esteem, self-discipline, and an appreciation for the work of others. The Youth Art Month exhibition celebrates and validates student achievement in the visual arts, and the Portland Museum of Art is proud to honor the talent and dedication of these young artists and their teachers.

The 22nd annual Youth Art Month exhibition features artwork by more than 100 students. All grade levels K-12 are represented, and all exhibiting students receive certificates of participation.

The reception runs from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

To prevent overcrowding, please arrive at your designated presentation time.
Presentation of Certificates:
4:30 p.m.: grades K, 1, 2, 3 certificates
5:30 p.m.: grades 4, 5, 6, 7 certificates
6:30 p.m.: grades 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 certificates

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