Each year, the Young Artists and Authors Showcase encourages youth from around the globe to express the mission of Sister Cities International through original artwork and literature. All students must submit their work based on a designated theme that is announced each year. Selected artwork and essays/poems are showcased at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts for a week in the spring, beginning with a beautiful opening reception, to which the Mayor and members of City Council are invited. Winning artwork is then sent from Suffolk to Washington, D.C., where a panel of judges selects the final winners based on originality, composition, and theme interpretation.
This program is a great opportunity to reach out into the community and engage local English and art teachers, and reach a student audience that may not already be included in sister city programming. After the finalists for art and literature (at the national level) have been announced, they embark on a year-long tour hosted by local sister city programs on a monthly basis.
2020 Theme: One World: Out Of Many, We Are One Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6, 2020 (6:30-8:00pm) at Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts (110 W. Finney Avenue) Exhibit open February 6-14, 2020
>>This exhibit will showcase over 100 pieces of art from the public and private school students of Suffolk. In addition, there will be over 60 pieces of work in the Young Authors category, including poetry and essays. For more information about this year's exhibit, please contact Linda Doland at 757-630-7990.