YOUTH ART PROGRAMS 

INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ARTISTS

Our programs are designed to promote professional and emerging artists, as well as young aspiring artists. We have several annual events and programs with opportunities for youth participation: Chalk Walk, the Epiphone Guitar Design contest, the Synergy Exhibition, and the Art Kits for Kids initiative. 

 

SYNERGY

CLAYTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

EXHIBITION: July 3-31, 2021

Reception: Friday, July 30, 2021

Synergy showcases gifted K-12 art students alongside their teachers and current art interns/student-teachers from East Tennessee. See the results of the artistic student-teacher synergy that happens every day in our schools. Awards and scholarships are presented to encourage further development of these art students’ artistic aptitude. The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, TN. All artists, their families, and friends are encouraged to attend this wonderful celebration!

2020 EXHIBITION

Best in Show
Lindsay Newman
Best in Grade 12
Gabrielle Kay
Best in Grade 11
Keegan Spurr
Best in Grade 10
Lauren Thompson
Best in Grade 9
Rainee Mitchell
Best in Grade 8
Marilla Neubauer
Best in Grade 7
McLean Murray
Best in Grade 6
Hayden Jaynes
Best in Grade 5
Evan Sternett
Best in Grade 4
Zachary Dukes
Best in Grade 3
Alivia Murmann
Best in Grade 2
Sofia Plemons
Best in Grade 1
Easton Donaghue
Best in Grade K
Matthew Bocanegra
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A VERY SPECIAL ARTS FESTIVAL

WEST HIGH SCHOOL

DATE: TO BE ANNOUNCED

A Very Special Arts Festival is a one of a kind event that celebrates Knox County Students with diverse abilities and the various artistic skills they are learning in the classroom. The event is not a competition, but an opportunity for students with disabilities to share their talents, works of art, and accomplishments with the community. Through this event, we hope to encourage and stimulate feelings of self-worth within these students.
 

The event includes a wide variety of activities in music, dance, drama, and visual arts. Workshops of “make and take” arts and crafts, demonstrations, exhibits of art work, and performances by individuals with disabilities are all elements of the festival. Students will enjoy spending time with local mascot/character favorites, an exhibit from the Knoxville Zoo mobile, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, a DJ, and more!

EPIPHONE GUITAR DESIGN CONTEST

SONGBIRDS MUSEUM

EXHIBITION: TO BE ANNOUNCED

The contest is open to all high school and middle school students living in East Tennessee. 20 Guitar designs created by youth artists were selected and will be displayed at the Songbirds Museum, a one-of-a-kind guitar museum located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the Dogwood Arts Gallery in Knoxville, Tennessee. The guitars will be auctioned online to benefit Dogwood Arts and the Songbirds Foundation’s youth art programs.

 

2019 EXHIBITION

Cassidy Dummer
12th Grade
Charlie Hooks
12th Grade
Katie Deanna Wnuk
12th Grade
Lauren Lewis
12th Grade
Savannah Hall
12th Grade
Victoria Hinkley
12th Grade
Victoria Wheelock
12th Grade
Danae Wnuk
11th Grade
Gabriel Kay
11th Grade
Jayde Durham
11th Grade
Kassidy Gray
11th Grade
Sallie Marie Raulston
11th Grade
Emily Bradford
10th Grade
Hannah Lewis
10th Grade
Jessica Mingle
9th Grade
Lauren Thompson
9th Grade
Haleigh West
8th Grade
McLean Murray
6th Grade
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ART KITS
FOR KIDS 

Every child deserves access to creative opportunities and art education regardless of the financial circumstances of their families. Time spent creating art has a tremendous impact on child development. Unfortunately, we recognize that many children in our community do not have the resources necessary to enjoy art at home. The Art Kits for Kids program helps change that by providing a variety of age-appropriate supplies like crayons, colored pencils, markers, modeling clay, coloring pages, construction paper, scissors, pencils, pencil sharpeners, glue, pens, notepads, and more to kids in need all across East Tennessee.

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KNOXVILLE, TN 37902

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