March is Youth Art Month and the Waimea Arts Council will display artwork by students grades 6-12 from public and private students of the North Kohala, South Kohala and Hamakua District in the Firehouse Gallery. This is the 53rd celebration of Youth Art Month, which celebrates the need for art as a means of expression and as a stimulus for young people, enabling them to accept all forms of learning.
There will be the Youth Art Awards judged competition exhibit, along with “Kid’s Art” featured in another section of the gallery. The public is invited to attend a reception and awards ceremony for the young artists and their families with cookies and refreshments on Sunday, March 9, from 3-5 p.m.
The Firehouse Gallery, a program of the Waimea Arts Council, is located at the crossroads of Mamalahoa Highway and Lindsey Road in Waimea. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Parking is available behind the gallery. For more information, call the Waimea Arts Council at 887-1052 or visit www.waimeaartscouncil.