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Youth Art Month

March 1 - 31, 2023

Held every March, Youth Art Month is a month-long celebration of student artists, in which WMA partners with elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the Wiregrass region to display student artwork in the museum. The exhibition is open to PK-12th grade students from public, private, and home schools in the region, and emphasizes the value of art and art education for all children and encourages the public to support quality school art programs.

In conjunction with Youth Art Month, WMA will once again host the 2nd Congressional Art Competition, open to all high school juniors and seniors in the 2nd Congressional District. The winning piece from Alabama-District 2 will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol alongside artwork from other contest winners nationwide. The 2nd Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional district. All winning pieces from each Congressional district will also be considered for selection as the National Congressional Art Competition winner.

Deadline to drop-off artworks: January 4th through February 4th

Click Here for artwork entry guidelines and to download the entry form.

Youth Art Month Opening Reception

February 28th | 4:30-7:30pm | Open to the public | Free

4:30-5:30pm: Prek through 2nd Grade
5:30-6:30pm: 3rd through 6th Grade
6:30-7:30pm: 7th through 12th Grade


WMA thanks its generous grant partners and sponsors for their support of Youth Art Month 2023!