K. Kesphanich, Van Gogh's Starry Night, 1st Grade, Buckhannon Academy

CAC Gallery to present 2024 Upshur County Youth Arts Exhibition Award Ceremony on Friday

BUCKHANNON — The CAC Gallery is pleased to announce the 2024 Upshur County Youth Arts Exhibition Award Ceremony on Friday, May 3 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Winners will be announced at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be provided, including sweets from Dough Re Mi, and local artist J.R. Earls will be on hand for caricatures.

The special award ceremony will celebrate the winners from the following categories:

  • First Place People’s Choice
  • Second Place People’s Choice
  • Third Place People’s Choice
  • CAC Board’s Choice
  • Gallery Director’s Choice

The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition itself runs through Saturday, May 18. The multi-media exhibition includes artwork from Upshur County students of all ages ranging from the Buckhannon Academy Elementary through the Buckhannon-Upshur County High School.  

Colonial Arts Theater board member John Waltz said, ‘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 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 – 2 p.m. through May 12. The CAC Gallery is located at 48 East Main Street in downtown Buckhannon. 

All gallery events are free and open to the public.

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