Handprint by Juliet Jenkins, 4th grade, Buckhannon Academy Elementary School

2024 Upshur County Youth Arts Exhibition opens Friday at the Colonial Arts Center Gallery

BUCKHANNON — The Colonial Arts Center Gallery is pleased to announce that the 2024 Upshur County Youth Arts Exhibition will run from Friday, April 5  – Saturday, May 18, 2024 with an opening reception on Friday, April 5 from 4 – 8 p.m. This multi-media exhibition will include artwork from Upshur County students of all ages ranging from the Buckhannon Academy Elementary School through the Buckhannon-Upshur County High School.  

Colonial Arts Theater board member John Waltz says, “We are so thrilled for the Upshur County Youth Arts Exhibition to return to the CAC Gallery.  This year, we have seen the talents of middle school theatre students at the Colonial Arts Center, along with numerous young performers who participated in ‘“’A Christmas Story’”’ and other shows. The Youth Arts Exhibition continues to showcase the immense creativity our students possess, along with caring and dedicated instructors who nurture them.  We hope our community members come and support this incredible show.”

The public is encouraged to vote for their favorite artworks in the exhibition. Winners of the Peoples’ Choice Awards will be announced during an awards ceremony on Friday, May 3 from 4 – 8 p.m.

The gallery is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 4 – 8 p.m. or by appointment. Additionally, the gallery will have special hours on Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. from April 14 – May 12. The CAC Gallery is located in the Colonial Arts Center at 48 East Main Street in downtown Buckhannon, West Virginia.  All gallery events are free and open to the public.

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