Youth Art Month

March is Youth Art Month, an annual celebration of the importance and value of art and art education for all children.

youth-art-month-logo1Art education develops students’ creative problem-solving and critical thinking abilities. It teaches sensitivity to beauty, and gives students a deeper understanding of multi-cultural values and beliefs. Art education reinforces and brings to life what students learn in other subjects.

YAM virginiaThis year participating schools in the Winchester area were sent a blank canvas for the creation of a collaborative art project based on the theme “Art Connects”. Until the 30th of March, an exhibition of these works is being held at the Shenandoah Arts Council, 811 S Loudon Street.

Art created by our local youth will also be on display at Virginia National Bank, 186 N Loudon Street. The art works were created by children who took part in a 2013 summer camp through the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

JKES ARTHere at Handley Library we have a great range of resources to inspire the young artists in your house.

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Whatever medium your budding Picasso is interested in, we are bound to have a book to help them.

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Drop in and see us or browse our online catalog – you’ll be whipping up works of art in no time! We’d love to know what you think of the art works created by our local young artists. Let us know what you saw and what you liked if you have the chance to view the exhibitions – drop us a line at or leave a comment on our Facebook page.

Until next time…let your inner artist run wild!


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