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 specially-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 volunteered time toward high school community service hours needed for graduation. Other students and adults may sign up to volunteer in the Youth Art tent.
Click here for volunteer sign-up information.
Applications for 2017 will be available soon.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 STUDENT FINALISTS
“Veering off the Freedom Trail
“Down the Rabbit Hole”
“Over the Garden Wall”
“Yellow, Blue, Green”
“Natural Order of a Butterfly”
“Koi in a Pond"
“Eyes in the Forest”
“Portrait of Puddy”
“Evolution and Adaptation”
“The Weeping Angel”
“Afternoon Self Portrait”
“Self-Growth and Discovery in Nature”
“That Which Remains”
“Who Makes You Laugh”
“Staring At the Hotel Ceiling”
“Keep Your Eyes Open”
“Made in Luxury”
“Escaping the City”
“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. .