Simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development. Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics may be more important than ever to the development of the next generation of children as they grow up. The arts helps children strengthen their motor skills, language development, decision making, visual learning, inventiveness, cultural awareness, and overall has been shown to help improve their academic performance. Featuring young West Virginia artists, check out our Youth Arts Gallery as we change this exhibit every four-six weeks.
Local students celebrate their creativity through the Youth Arts in the Parks program. This youth art contest and April art exhibition at Tamarack allows students to serve as community leaders and raise awareness of Appalachia’s natural diversity and parks. Their works will inspire community connections to local ecology, as well as outdoor stewardship. Student participants in this art program will also have the opportunity to explore the business of art and its role in economic development. Students from Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh, and Summers Counties celebrate regional ecology through art in this special exhibit. Each work was inspired by an area wildflower.
Youth Arts Month, featuring grades K-2nd
February 22 - March 28 2017