Student art brings bright spot to Carson City through March

Student art will be on display through March at the Legislative Building in Carson City.
Student art will be on display through March at the Legislative Building in Carson City.

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Student art brings a bright spot to the Legislative Building in celebration of Youth Art Month. The display will be up through March in the east end of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St.

The artwork was created by children of all ages during Arts for All Nevada workshops earlier this year. The exhibit is presented in partnership with the Nevada Arts Council, and is funded in part with revenue generated by the sales of Nevada’s Rich in Art license plate.

Arts for All Nevada formerly was known as Very Special Arts. The organization provides art programming for all abilities and ages, with about 3,000 classes and camps at 50 schools and other facilities. Arts for All Nevada also conducts weekly workshops for youth who are hospitalized at Renown Health’s pediatric care unit in Reno.

The Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, is the agency charged with ensuring that state and national funds support cultural activity and encourage participation in the arts throughout Nevada. In addition to providing grants to arts- and community-based organizations, schools, artists and local municipalities throughout the state, the NAC coordinates statewide programs and activities such as the annual Poetry Out Loud recitation competition for high school-aged students, traveling exhibits, artist residencies, workshops and cultural assessments. For information, call 775-687-6680 or visit the website nac.nevadaculture.org.

 

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