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Just one week left to view Youth Art Month!

At WMA, we’re proud to highlight the talent, creativity, and limitless potential of area students in the Youth Art Month exhibition. WMA advocates for visual arts learning as an essential part of students’ comprehensive education and provides resources to area school systems to fill in curriculum gaps.

Did you know that students who participate in the arts are five times less likely to drop out, and twice as likely to graduate college? The impact of the arts extends beyond academic achievement, too, with arts participants being more likely to vote, and arts programs helping to reduce neighborhood crime.*

The Youth Art Month exhibition at WMA provided visitors with the opportunity to see the world through the eyes of young artists. PreK-12 students came on near-daily field trips from area schools this month, filling the galleries and studio with excited conversations about art, nature, history, math, and more!

614 area students visited on field trips this month from 9 schools

Don’t miss your chance to view 173 works from students across the Wiregrass, including the winner of the 2nd Congressional District Competition.

YAM at-a-glance

  • 813 submissions
  • 30 schools submitted student artwork – public, private, and homeschool
  • 12% program growth from 2022

Youth Art Month is open until March 31st during regular operating hours.

* “Arts and Social Impact Explorer Fact Sheet. Arts + Youth Education”. https://ww2.americansforthearts.org/sites/default/files/2022-05/AFTA%20fact_Arts%2BYouth%20Develop_ADA.pdf

Youth Art Month is sponsored by:

The Caring Foundation – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Publix Super Markets Charities

Dothan Pediatric Dentistry – Dr. Crowder and Dr. Flowers

Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce

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