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Saydel K-12 Art Exhibit

February 28 @ 9:00 am - March 15 @ 1:00 pm CDT

Beginning Tuesday, February 7, area students will have the opportunity to showcase their visual artwork to the general public at the Ankeny Art Center. The exhibits for children in kindergarten through grade twelve, from several area schools, runs from February through April. Student artwork of various medium will be displayed. “This gives children the opportunity to exhibit their work in a real art gallery,” said Barb Vaske, Director of the Ankeny Art Center. “Art makes a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has been proven to help level the learning field across socio-economic boundaries. Familiarizing students with an art gallery helps to enhance the individual self-worth of the students, increase their community involvement as well as promote culture and diversity. The Ankeny art community continues to encourage area youth in the visual arts. Few things in life are as wonderful and inspiring as art created by children.” The Ankeny Art Center’s annual K-12 art exhibits have been part of an extended outreach programming since the early 1980’s.


*In correlation with this community outreach project, the Ankeny Art Center will be taking donations to our scholarship program. Your gift can help a child in your area attend one of our summer camps. Help a child to continue to nurture their creatives mind through the summer.

Forms are available at the Ankeny Art Center or go to http://ankenyartcenter.com/camps.html link is at the bottom of the page


February 28 @ 9:00 am
March 15 @ 1:00 pm
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Ankeny Art Center
1520 SW Ordnance Road
Ankeny, IA 50023 United States


Christina Catron


2015 was the 40th anniversary of Metro Arts Alliance of Greater Des Moines, a nonprofit organization that advances creativity and strengthens our community by educating and enriching the development of children and adults through schools, organization, senior centers, and collaborating with other community partners.

We create opportunities that provide lifelong access and engagement in the arts for all. Our signature programs are Metro Arts Jazz in July, Metro Arts Dining For the Arts, and Metro Arts Education.