Youth Art in the Square provides aspiring high school artists with an invaluable opportunity to participate in and learn the mechanics of a world-class art festival. Candidates submit their art for juried consideration by completing an online application. Accepted artists will have their work exhibited at Art in the Square in a special sponsored Youth Art tent.  Awards including cash prizes will be presented for outstanding achievement.  Student artists will also have the opportunity to sell their work.

Students who participate in this charitable event may count their time volunteered toward high school community service hours needed for graduation.  Other students and adults may sign up to volunteer in the Youth Art tent.

The 2016 application is now closed.


Addison Adkins
“Veering off the Freedom Trail

Noah Andrews
“Down the Rabbit Hole”
“Over the Garden Wall”

Michelle Aslam
“Boteh Garden”

Mackenze Bumgarner

Madi Butler
“Panthera Tigris”

Ite Cuevas
“Blue Tiger”
“Yellow, Blue, Green”

AnneMarie Dunford
“Natural Order of a Butterfly”

Evan Dunkel
“Artificial Humanity”

Alexis Eldred
“Banana Boy”

Alicia Graulty
“Koi in a Pond"

Molly Iverson
“Pattern 37”

Lily Jacobs
“Cerulean Dreams”
“Eyes in the Forest”

Hannah Javens
“Portrait of Puddy”

Kendell Jefferys

Alice Liu
“To Conjure”
“Evolution and Adaptation”
“Tidal Cycle”

Ian McKinzey
“What Exhaustion”
“Sunset Cabin”

Elias Mitchell
“Row Boat”

Matthew Noonan

Katerina Orgunov
“The Weeping Angel”
“Afternoon Self Portrait”

Kaitlyn Pannell
“Blue Woman”

Sarah Pinto
“Self-Growth and Discovery in Nature”
“The Millennials”

Paul Porter
“That Which Remains”

Angela Roelas
“Spain Summer”

Kate Sheedy

Gabriella Swistara
“Who Makes You Laugh”
“Staring At the Hotel Ceiling”
“Keep Your Eyes Open”

Jenna Visage
“Made in Luxury”

Shang Wang

Vivian Yeh
“Colorful Life”
“Escaping the City”
“Missing Samual”

Zixin Yi
“I’m Not Sorry” 

Rules & Regulations

  • Youth Art in the Square is open to all student artists in NE Tarrant County high schools (grades 9-12), including public, private and home school.

  • All artwork must be original and produced by the student artist only.  No prefabricated forms, kits, imports, manufactured molds, wholesale or mass-produced items.

  • All artwork will be judged by a panel of professional artists, gallery owners and community members.

  • Art is to be displayed at Art in the Square from April 28-30, 2017.

  • All art is to be matted and ready for hanging. Please no glass and/or frames.

  • Students are responsible for transporting their art to the Southlake Town Center Gazebo on Thursday, April 27, between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

  • Student artists will be provided a tent and display materials. The student artists must be present during assigned times

  • Student artists can sign up to work a volunteer shift to host the tent during the weekend.

  • To ensure fairness for every student, artist rules stated in the application will be strictly enforced.

  • Photos of submitted artwork and/or participants may be used for publicity.

  • .Security will be provided; however, no one connected with Art in the Square is responsible for damage or loss to property.

  • Awards will be presented on Sunday, April 30, at 2:00 p.m. at the Gazebo Stage.  All students are asked to attend this presentation and then pick up their art from the Youth Art tent. Unclaimed works will not be collected and will remain at the Gazebo. .