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Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month

AMoA’s 2019 Youth Art Month
Juried Student Art Competition

March 1 - April 13, 2019

It’s time to celebrate the creative visual talents of the youth in our community!

The 2019 Youth Art Month Competition Call for Entries
opens on December 4, 2018.

Jurord: Acclaimed local artist and photographer, Leslie and Michael Elliott-Smith.

Selected pieces for the 2019 Youth Art Month Exhibition will be on display at the Alexandria Museum of Art and open to the public March 1 – Saturday, April 13, 2019 simultaneously with Sordid and Sacred: the Beggars in Rembrandt's Etchings. All entering students, teachers and families are invited to attend the soft Exhibition Opening on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 6:00pm.

All K-12 students residing in Rapides Parish are eligible to enter and all visual mediums are accepted. Awards for First, Second and Third Places, Honorable Mentions and a Viewer’s Choice Award will be presented during the Youth Art Month Festival on Saturday, March 9, 2019!

Visit http://themuseum.org/teachers for more information

To enter your students' work, please download Instructions and Guidelines.  

2019 YAM Entry Instructions and Guidelines


Youth Art Month Festival ~ Saturday, March 9, 2019

Youth Art Month (YAM) in March is an annual observance to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. YAM provides a forum for acknowledging skills that are not possible in other subjects. Art Education develops self-esteem, appreciation of the work of others, self-expression, cooperation with others, and critical thinking skills. All of these skills are vital to the success of our future leaders – our children.

The Alexandria Museum of Art celebrates YAM and supports the creativity of our youth with a festival featuring art from educational FREE interactive art activities, demonstrations, art and food vendors and more. AMoA’s Annual YAM Festival will be Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 10am to 2pm and is open to the public. 

We are currently seeking Art Activity Leaders, Demonstrators and Volunteers to assist with the festival activities for a day that promises to be a blast filled with art, fun and learning for everyone!  If you are interested in sharing your skills, expertise and time with the children of our community, please complete the appropriate form and return it to AMoA or contact nancy@themuseum.org or 318-443-3458 with your information or questions.

Activity Leader, Demonstrator and Volunteer Form 

Art Vendor Application

Food Vendor Application

Deadline to register as a Vendor: February 28, 2019.

The Purposes of Youth Art Month

1. To direct attention to the value of art education, which develops divergent and critical thinking; multicultural awareness; and technical, communication, and expressive skills.

2. To increase community, business and governmental support for art education.

3. To recognize that art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all people.

4. To expand art programs in schools and stimulate new ones.

5. To increase community understanding and interest in art and art education through

involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative venues.

6. To provide additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in creative art learning.

7. To encourage commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.

8. To recognize art education as a viable component in the total education curricula that develops citizens of a global society.


Join us to celebrate the creative talents of the youth in our community!


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