The 15th annual Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair and Art Walk starts this Thursday, May 7th with its opening reception and rewards night! The event is open to the public and will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Artwork from seven schools located in and around Mount Pleasant and young patrons of the library will be featured in this year's fair and displayed in businesses along Mt. Pleasant Street. Go check out the artwork, created around this year's theme "Heroes of Mt. Pleasant," all month long!
Art will be displayed in 14 businesses: Angelico Pizzeria, Argyle Market, Dollar Star, Dos Gringos Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor, El West, Flying Fish Coffee & Tea, Las Americas Dental Health, Mt. Pleasant Care Pharmacy, Old School Hardware, beau thai, Don Juan Restaurant, Past Tense Studio, Each Peach Market, Radius Pizza, as well as the Mt. Pleasant Library at 16th and Lamont Streets, NW. There will be Art Walk maps that highlight the exhibit locations in all schools, the library, and local businesses.
During the May 7th opening reception, all student artists will receive a certificate, winners will be announced and they will receive art supplies prizes. Each participating school or program submitted pieces of art that were judged according to age. The reception will also include a raffle for gift certificates, goods and services donated by Mt. Pleasant businesses.
The Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair features artwork from Asian American LEAD, Bancroft Elementary School, Bell Multicultural High School, Latin American Youth Center, Rosemount Center, Sacred Heart School, DC International School and Mt. Pleasant Library patrons.
The Fair is sponsored by the Mount Pleasant Business Association, Friends of Mt. Pleasant Library, and Haydees Restaurant. Thank you to the Arts Fair committee for organizing this year's exhibition and Tracy Sumler of the Mt. Pleasant Library for their valuable support!