57ºF



If you are disabled and need help with the public file, call (313) 222-0566

Youth Art Month returns to Ann Arbor in March with installations, events

Artwork by second-graders from Wines Elementary hangs at Downtown Home & Garden on March 19, 2018 (Photo: Meredith Bruckner)
Artwork by second-graders from Wines Elementary hangs at Downtown Home & Garden on March 19, 2018 (Photo: Meredith Bruckner)

ANN ARBOR – Each year in March, downtown Ann Arbor is transformed into a gallery showcasing artwork by local students for Youth Art Month.

The annual observance is organized by the Main Street Area Association and local partners in order to highlight the value of art education.

Read: Community High students repurpose used coffee cups for Youth Art Month

Expect to see artwork displayed in storefront windows, special deals from shops and a series of arts-related events throughout the month, including:

  • Downtown Art Scavenger Hunt with prizes
  • The Art of Making Pizza at Palio
  • Oyster Shell Painting at Real Seafood Co.
  • Sit & Color Sundays at Roeda Studio
  • Chalk Drawing with David Zinn at the Ann Arbor Art Center
  • Jazz & Draw at Le Bon Macaron
  • Public Installations

Click here for event dates and times.

Students work on projects for Youth Art Month at Community High School on Feb. 20, 2020.
Students work on projects for Youth Art Month at Community High School on Feb. 20, 2020. (Meredith Bruckner)

Like what you’re reading? Sign up for our email newsletter here!

Those posting on social media are encouraged to use the hashtag #A2YAM.

Youth Art Month is made possible through collaboration with:

  • Ann Arbor Public Schools
  • Ann Arbor Art Center
  • The Arts Alliance
  • Main Street Area Association
  • Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
  • Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs
  • University of Michigan Credit Union
  • Community Action Network
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Destination Ann Arbor

For more information, visit www.mainstreetannarbor.org/youthartmonth.


About the Author: