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Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West offers limited series celebrating Youth Art Month

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Western Spirit representatives say the exhibit will feature works from students representing various schools and artistic programs across the state, offering a comprehensive snapshot of the artistic talent flourishing among Arizona’s youth. (Photos Courtesy of Tempe Union High School/DigitalFreePress)
Western Spirit joins forces with Arizona Art Education to offer limited series
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In celebration of Youth Art Month, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West — in collaboration with the Arizona Art Education Association — is announcing the opening of Youth Art Month, which is a special exhibition featuring the creativity of student artists across Arizona.

This limited-run show is set to captivate art enthusiasts and the community alike from March 17 to March 31, according to a press release.

The youth art display will feature a diverse collection of artworks spanning various mediums, styles, and themes, highlighting the exceptional skills and unique perspectives of Arizona’s young artists.

Visitors will be immersed in a vibrant tapestry of various mediums as these budding artists explore and express their creativity through a lens that reflects the region’s rich cultural heritage and artistic diversity.

“We are thrilled to provide a platform for the next generation of artists to showcase their talent,” said Wade Weber, director of education at the Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. “Youth Art Month is an opportunity to celebrate the artistic achievements of our local students and encourage a lifelong appreciation for the arts.”

Western Spirit representatives say the exhibit will feature works from students representing various schools and artistic programs across the state, offering a comprehensive snapshot of the artistic talent flourishing among Arizona’s youth.

Western Spirit joins forces with Arizona Art Education to offer limited series

Western Spirit features regularly changing and permanent exhibits of Western and Native American art and artifacts, entertaining events, and informative programs that bring the West’s heritage, culture, and community to life.

Current special exhibitions:

Inner Light: The Art of Tom Gilleon, through August of 2024;

Werner Segarra: Vaqueros de la Cruz del Diablo, through May 19, 2024;

William Matthews: Decades, through Fall, 2024;

Women of the West: Highlights from the Fran and Ed Elliott Southwest Women Artists Collection, through Fall 2024;

“Dazzling Array: The Richard A. Gates Collection of Native American Jewelry,” currently on display.

Permanent exhibitions continuously on display include Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection, featuring 65 of the finest examples of Hopi pottery spanning six centuries; the Frankie and Howard Alper Collection of John Coleman Bronzes; and The Abe Hays Family Spirit of the West Collection, a showcase of more than 1,400 saddles, spurs, cowboy gear and other Old West objects.

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