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Youth Art Series

Updated: Mar 25, 2023

Encouraging and Supporting Young Artists

We know is important to encourage and empower young artists. We need to create a culture that values and celebrates youth art. August Muse is excited to celebrate youth in arts beginning in March 2023 with youth art month. Visit the store between March 18-April 29 and view local youth art shows. Each week will be unique. Some weeks there will be art opening times when the public can meet the youth artists and/or the teachers. By encouraging and empowering young artists, we can help them develop their skills, build their confidence, and prepare them for a future in the arts.


The 2023 Youth art series line-up:

  • March 18, 2023 - Show times: 11:30-12:30pm - Students of Nicole Hymowitz - Nicole is a resident artist and has been teaching students at August Muse. See more about the event here:

  • March 21-25, 2023 - Opening March 21, 3:00-5:00pm- Youth Artist Sarah Gilford - Sarah is an up and coming artist, she has been drawing and currently focuses on characters. More about her opening event here:

  • March 28-April 1, 2023 Carter County Drug Prevention will share art from local students and their work in using art to help drug prevention.

  • April 4-11, 2023 - Opening April 4, 6:00-7:30pm - Youth Artist Sarah Milam - Sarah, a student of LaDonna West, is an Elizabethton youth artist in the MASCAP program with MOMAC Studios. More about her opening:

  • April 11-15, 2023 - Opening April 11 5:00-7:00pm - Selected youth from the Elizabethton City Schools will share an exhibition of art. Each school will be represented.

  • April 22, 2023, Show times: 1:00-3:00pm - Students of Nicole Hymowitz - Nicole is a resident artist and has been teaching students at August Muse.

  • April 25-29, 2023 - Students of the TEACH Homeschool group will share their artwork in store.

Some shows will be for viewing only and some will have items for sale to support these local student artists. Plan to attend one or all these shows and see what our area youth have been working diligently and learning in the visual arts.

The Benefits of Youth Art

Youth art has a multitude of benefits for young people. It can help them develop their cognitive, emotional, and social skills. When young people engage in art, they learn to think creatively and critically. Art can also help young people develop emotional intelligence. Through art, they learn to identify and express their emotions in a healthy and constructive way. Art can also be a social activity that encourages collaboration and teamwork. It can help young people develop communication and leadership skills.

Keep Creating

If you are a young artist, keep creating! Don't be afraid to share your work and pursue your artistic interests. If you are an adult, consider volunteering your time or resources to support youth art programs in your community. By working together, we can help ensure that every young person has the opportunity to benefit from the power of art. August Muse is looking forward to making this a yearly event to bring the community together through art.

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