Wallowa Valley Youth Arts Festival
Attention All Youth Artists--Kindergarten through HS Seniors
It's time for the 27th Anniversary Wallowa Valley Youth Arts Festival!
This exciting annual event features a wonderful display of artwork, lots of awards ribbons, hands-on activities, and musical performances by area youths. The show was first initiated in 1989 by local photographer Doris Woempner, and has been chaired over the years by several tireless youth-art supporters including Joan Madsen and, from 2009 to 2015, Leah Johnson and Will Roundy. Last year, Maria Weer who lives in Lostine and works for Building Healthy Families became the new Youth Arts Festival Director. The Wallowa Valley Arts Council proudly sponsors the Youth Arts Festival each year and applauds the many volunteers who work so hard to bring us this fun-filled extravaganza.
Please join us! Volunteers are always needed for the Friday afternoon set up of display racks and Saturday afternoon breakdown.
Where: Joseph Community Center
When: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10am-3pm
Art Show Categories
- Mixed Media/2-D Collage
- Photography / Printmaking
- Fiber Art/Ceramics/Jewelry
Students are allowed to enter three pieces of art and ribbons are awarded for first, second and third places in each age group. All art work receives a ribbon, with multiple entries receiving special recognition. Patrons of the festival also get to vote for the People's Choice Award.
Special Needs; K-1st; 2nd-3rd; 4th-6th; Middle School; High School
Along with viewing the wonderful display of artwork, children can participate in some hands-on art activities and listen to musical performances by area youths. Admission is free.
REGISTRATION and Drop-off
Registration forms are sent home with grade school students at the beginning of April. They can also be picked up at the school offices for Junior High and High School entries, or at Building Healthy Families.
Registration forms need to accompany artwork when delivered.
Thursday, April 20th, works can be dropped-off at The Blonde Strawberry (for Wallowa residents), at Building Healthy Families in Enterprise, or at Uptown Art in Joseph.
Friday, April 21st, artwork must be delivered to the Joseph Community Center from 8am-11am, judging begins at noon.
Artwork can be picked up following the final awards presentation on Saturday (at about 2:45). If artwork is not picked up by 3:30 pm, organizers will do their best to return pieces to the appropriate school. If artwork has not been returned to the artists within a week after the arts festival, please inquire with Maria Weer at the contact listed above.
If you have any questions please call or email Maria Weer at the contact information listed above.