West Chester, PA – Nearly 500 works of art will be on display at the 2016 Chester County High School Art Festival and 6th Congressional District Art Show. The weeklong show will officially kick off on Saturday, April 23, at the Chester County Art Association located at 100 North Bradford Avenue in West Chester.
The 42nd annual Chester County High School Art Festival will be open to the public on Saturday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 26, through Saturday, April 30, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
The non-juried art show will feature work from students from throughout Chester County. In addition, this year's entries will also be simultaneously submitted for Congressman Ryan Costello's Congressional Art Competition for students living in the 6th District of Pennsylvania. Each spring, across the nation, the members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor a high school art competition with the grand prize winner having his/her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
“The event is an exciting opportunity for students to showcase their artistic talents in a professional gallery space, while introducing Chester County residents to the great up-and-coming artists,” said Jennifer Shealy, special events coordinator for the Chester County Intermediate Unit. “County teachers encourage students to display these exceptional works of art, and members of the community look forward to and enjoy seeing their efforts year after year. “
A free reception and awards ceremony will take place on Monday, April 25, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. during which the following awards will be presented: Chester County Art Association Awards, Karen Delaney 3-D Art Award, Chester County Art Association Scholarships, Congressional Art Competition Awards presented by The Honorable Ryan Costello, U.S. House of Representatives.
The Chester County High School Art Festival is presented by the Chester County Intermediate Unit.
For more information, please contact Jennifer Shealy at JenniferSh@cciu.org
or call the Chester County Art Association at 610-696-5600.
Photo Caption: The Art Festival features a wide variety of styles by the talented high school artists throughout Chester County. Pictured is a piece from the 2015 Festival entitled “Childhood Muse” by Molly Dauphin from Unionville High School.