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March is Youth Art Month!

Youth Art Month

What is Youth Art Month?

During Youth Art Month we hang artwork from over 80 schools, all 7 school districts, and 9 private schools. It's a sight to see! Stop by during Youth Art Month and take in the local young talent that we have right here in Spartanburg County.

Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs.

2024 Youth Art Month Schedule: 
Installation dates: March 6-12, 2024
Exhibit dates: March 13- April 28, 2024
Reception date: Thursday, March 14 from 4 PM-6 PM, Hosted by District 3

We are excited to announce that there will be four awards in the 2024 Youth Art Month Exhibit.  Winners will be selected by an expert panel.


The President’s Award – $150

Artistic Excellence Awards:
Grades K-5 - $100
Grades 6-8 - $100
Grades 9-12 - $100

Awards will be presented at the public reception.

Started in 1961 by the ACMI (Art and Craft Materials Institute) in cooperation with the NAEA, the program is administered by the  Council for Art Education (CAE) and focuses on the following eight goals:

  1. To direct attention to the value of art education which develops divergent and critical thinking skills; 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 ventures.
  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.


Although celebrated in March, Every month is Youth Art Month at Chapman Cultural Center! Each month 2-3 Spartanburg County School Districts hang and display the artwork of our talented young artists in our student galleries. The Student Galleries are free and open to the public 7 days a week and are located in the hallways of the Mosely Building. 


The Youth Art Gallery is
sponsored by Coldwell Banker Caine