Celebrate Youth Art Month, March 1 at John Michael Kohler Arts Center



February 8, 2020
Sheboygan, WI

Contact: Patricia DuChene

Students, teachers, family, and friends are invited to honor Sheboygan County’s young artists at the Youth Art Month Celebration, March 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan.

This festive event highlights the 34th annual Youth Art Month exhibition featuring hundreds of works created by area schoolchildren, on view through April 3. This show celebrates the multifaceted talents and artistic achievements of Sheboygan County’s youth while recognizing and applauding the devoted art educators who encourage and guide these young artists.

The works in the gallery, created during the 2019–2020 school year by students enrolled in kindergarten through high school, were chosen by art teachers throughout the county. Students were encouraged to consider drawing inspiration from the Arts Center’s exhibitions through processes such as painting, sketching, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, and photography. Created from a variety of materials, these works range from exuberant to introspective.

Visitors will also enjoy live music performed by student ensembles, art-making activities, face painting and refreshments. Admission to the Youth Art Month Celebration is free; a nominal fee is charged for some activities.

For more information, call 920-458-6144. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is located at 608 New York Ave. in downtown Sheboygan. Free parking is available in the Arts Center lot.

About the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Founded in 1967, JMKAC has achieved national recognition for its innovative programs featuring artist-built environments and for its original exhibitions of contemporary art.

The Arts Center is acclaimed for its efforts in preserving and raising awareness of artist-built environments within the greater context of contemporary art. Its collection of works from these unique sites, now totaling approximately 25,000 objects, is world renowned. In summer 2020, JMKAC will open its new 58,000-sq.-ft. Art Preserve located on 38 acres on Sheboygan’s west side. The Art Preserve will provide the public and researchers with year-round access to its collection through curated tableaux and visible storage.  

The Arts Center’s facility in downtown Sheboygan will continue to present exhibitions and programs that promote understanding and appreciation of the work of contemporary artists through original exhibitions, commissioned works of art, performing arts programs, community arts initiatives, and publications.

The Arts Center has a long history of creating exhibitions and presenting performing arts that are primarily artist-driven and is especially interested in providing a platform for artists who have been overlooked or underrepresented.