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Youth Art Month Opening Reception

March 3, 4:00 PM7:00 PM


Uliana Fournier, Landscape, acrylic on canvas, 2022, Winslow High School, Grade 10

Ticonic Gallery, a division of Waterville Creates!, is delighted to partner with Greene Block + Studios to celebrate Youth Art Month (YAM) with a spectacular, multi-site exhibition of artwork by local students in grades K–12. The 9th annual YAM exhibition will be on view at both locations March 3­–31, with an opening reception. also at both locations, on March 3, 4:00­­ – 7:00 p.m., in conjunction with downtown Waterville’s First Friday event. Sponsored by the Colby College Museum of Art, Kennebec Savings Bank, Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal, and PRO Moving Service, this year's YAM exhibition will include the work of youth artists from 25 participating area schools.*

Established in 1961, YAM is a national initiative designed to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs. Featuring works in a variety of media, including painting, digital art, pottery, and photography, YAM is an opportunity for students to showcase their work in a gallery setting and share their achievements with their families and their community. This year’s YAM theme is “Your Art, Your Story.”

Located at 93 Main Street in the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, Ticonic Gallery is daily, except Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Greene Block + Studios, located at 18 Main Street, is open Tuesdays – Fridays, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Saturdays, noon – 5:00 p.m. Admission to both venues is free.

*YAM 2023 participating schools: Albert S. Hall School, Canaan Elementary School, Clinton Elementary School, George J. Mitchell School, Sylvio J. Gilbert Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Madison Elementary School, Madison Junior High School, Maine Arts Academy, Maranacook Community Middle School, Messalonskee High School, Messalonskee Middle School, Mount Merici Academy, Mt. Vernon Elementary School, Palermo Consolidated School, Readfield Elementary School, Warsaw Middle School, Waterville Alternative High School, Waterville Senior High School, Waterville Junior High School, Wayne Elementary School, Whitefield Elementary School, Winslow High School, Winslow Junior High School.


March 3
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Downtown Waterville
Main Street at Common Street
Waterville, ME
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