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Students participate in the 2019 canvas painting activity hosted by The Paint Roller. This year, The Paint Roller will host a rock painting event.
Students participate in the 2019 canvas painting activity hosted by The Paint Roller. This year, The Paint Roller will host a rock painting event.
Washougal School District Celebrates Washougal Youth Arts Month (Photo) - 02/20/24

Washougal, WA – Washougal School District and Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance announce Youth Arts Month, an annual celebration of student creativity and innovation throughout March 2024. This month-long celebration includes over 10 different free, family-friendly events to showcase the talents and creativity of students across all Washougal schools. Washougal Youth Arts Month has been an annual tradition in Washougal since 2019. 

Washougal Youth Arts Month is a tradition that our students and community look forward to each year,” said Alice Yang, art teacher at Cape Horn-Skye Elementary and Canyon Creek Middle School. “It showcases the many talents of Washougal kids as they learn and grow.”

The community is invited to view a collection of student artwork at the Washougal Youth Arts Month Gallery at the Washougal Town Square on March 21 and 22 from 5-7 PM, and March 23 from 12-4 PM. The gallery includes multimedia, watercolor, clay, video, photography, metal and wood student-crafted pieces. This event, hosted by Washougal School District with generous support from the Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance, is free of charge.

"Art is good for kids so they can feel like they accomplished something," said Easton, student at Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School.

Musical performances are presented by Washougal School District students of all grade levels throughout the month of March. Visit the school district website for a full list of scheduled performances and art events throughout the month.

Families are also invited to participate in free community art events hosted by the Washougal Community Library and The Paint Roller this month. The Washougal Community Library offers Everyone’s An Artist programs, where families can explore new art forms and create a piece of take-home art, on March 6th and 20th at 4-5pm. Take-home art kits are also available to families during library open hours, while supplies last. The Paint Roller is hosting rock painting events on March 2, 9, and 16 at 1-3 pm at the Reflection Plaza. Rocks painted with The Paint Roller will be included in the Kids of Washougal Rock Garden downtown.

Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance (WACA) member Chuck Carpenter, who also serves on the Washougal School Board, said, “Washougal has become known for its support of the arts, and a real important part of that support is in fostering the abilities of our young people. This is why WACA, the City, and the schools work together on Youth Arts Month.” 

Visual and performing arts events like the student programs offered throughout Washougal Youth Arts Month are funded by the Washougal School Levy. The levy supports great opportunities for students to explore their interests, develop their talent, and share their passion with our community.

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