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Kids' Artwork to Shine at Fine Arts Exhibit

The 7th annual National Fine Art Exhibit will be held Wednesday, Jan. 15 and showcase over 900 pieces of artwork by young children.

(Left to Right) Autumn, Zachary, Mia, Izzy, Johnni, Mia, Valery and Brian. (Photo courtesy Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach)
(Left to Right) Autumn, Zachary, Mia, Izzy, Johnni, Mia, Valery and Brian. (Photo courtesy Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach)
A special art exhibit dedicated to the artwork of children from the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach will be on display next week in Laguna Beach.

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach’s 7th annual National Fine Art Exhibit will be held Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 3-7 p.m. with a reception and kid’s art video premiere at 6 p.m. The National Fine Arts Exhibit is compromised of more than 900 pieces created by 300 Boys & Girls Club members, who range in age from 6 to 18. According to exhibit organizers, the artwork showcases "exactly what Laguna is known for, fine and expressive art."
 
The categories of artwork on display in the exhibit include Monochromatic Drawing, Multicolored Drawing, Pastel, Watercolor, Acrylic, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Collage, Sculpture and a group category.

The first place pieces, which will be judged by three locals involved in the arts community, will go on to be judged in the Regional Exhibit. Winners will go on to the National level where they have a chance to compete against 4,000 Boys and Girls Clubs across America. 

According to club officials, young artists from the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach have advanced to the Regional Competition every year and the BGCLB has also had seven National winners.  

The Fine Arts Club is a year round class, offered for free with club membership at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, where children explore a wide variety of art mediums and techniques.

The National Fine Arts Exhibit will be on display through the end of January, see it at the Main Branch, located at 1085 Laguna Canyon Rd. starting on Jan. 15.

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