The Huntsville Museum of Art celebrates Youth Art Month with the 36th annual YAM exhibition showcasing artwork by young artists from North Alabama. The exhibition features nearly 200 works of art from kindergarten through grade 12 students from various area schools. In addition to the YAM exhibition, the museum will display the Juried Art Teachers’ Biennial, Congressional Art Competition, and VAA: Visual Arts Achievement Program District V Blue Ribbon Finalists exhibitions from March 12 to April 23.

Admission fees will be waived for all visitors on Sunday, March 12, the day of the exhibition’s opening. In addition, artist demonstrations will be held from 1 – 3 p.m., allowing visitors to learn about different art techniques as artists work in their selected mediums in the galleries.

“We are thrilled to showcase the exuberant works of art by the talented young artists of North Alabama,” said HMA Education Director Laura Smith. “This exhibition not only highlights the exceptional creativity of our youth but also emphasizes the importance of art education for children.”

Youth Art Month is a national observance celebrated in March to promote the significance of art education for children and encourage public support for quality school art programs. The YAM 2023 exhibition is endorsed by various art organizations including The National Art Education Association, Alabama Art Education Association, Alabama State Department of Education, and the Huntsville-Madison County Art Education Association.

The YAM 2023 exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Lead Sponsor Joyce Griffin, Sponsors Patsy & John Shields, The Caring Foundation of blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Toyota Motor North America Inc., and Nancy & Richard Crunkleton. Additional support is provided by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, Alabama Arts Alliance, and Huntsville Museum of Art Guild.

Join the Huntsville Museum of Art in celebrating the talents of young artists and their teachers by viewing YAM 2023: Exhibition for Youth Art Month from March 12 to April 23, 2023.