Youth Art Month at the Portland Museum of Art is an annual exhibition showcasing the incredible talent in Maine’s art education programs.In collaboration with the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA), the PMA is honored to present artwork made by young artists in our communities. Youth Art Month is also an opportunity to highlight the art educators in our schools and the importance of and access to quality art programs. Art educators help to inspire and empower young artists, creating avenues for young artists to express their creativity, find their voice, and cultivate communication skills.
The exhibition will be on view on the Lower Ground Floor of the PMA from March 1st through April 2nd, 2023, and digitally on the Portland Museum of Art’s website.
All artists, educators, and their families are invited to the Youth Art Month celebration in-person at the PMA on Saturday, March 11, 2023. During this special event, we will recognize artists from each grade level and share the artwork students have created. Join us to share in the achievements and creativity of Maine art students! The presentation of certificates will begin for K–4th grade at 3:30 p.m.; 5th–8th grade at 4:30 p.m.; and 9th–12th grade at 5:30 p.m.
Maine Art Education Association members can select one student artwork annually for this exhibition. The extended registration closed on February 8th at 8 a.m.
Artwork Drop Off Information:
Artwork Drop Off: Friday, February 10 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, February 13 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Artwork Pick Up Information:
Artwork Pick Up: Thursday, April 6 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 7 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 8th – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.