Monday, March 15, 2010

2nd Saturday ArtHop - March was National Youth Art Month

March's 2nd Saturday ArtHop was transformed by the wickedly talented and seemingly unlimited creativity of local students. Shasta, Enterprise, Central Valley and Foothill High Schools made up 6 of the 14 youth venues this month that also included:
Shasta Secondary Home School
Junction Elementary
Shasta Head Start
Redding School of the Arts
Stellar Charter School
Grant Elementary School

This picture is from the Enterprise High School's Balloon Chihuly Show at Graphic Emporium on Pine Street. This is one of the most fun shows I've been to in ages. The students were having fun making more Balloon Chihuly sculptures to hang from the ceiling. Irene the owner of Graphic Emporium said "I like this show the best. So much energy. "

Down the street, Shasta High students covered every square inch of GMAC Realty Professionals on the corner of Placer and Court streets with ART. It was hanging from the walls, there were painters in the cubicles, even musicians and a guest appearance by the Jim Dyar Band which incudes Shasta High art teacher, Torri Pratt and Shasta High student Tracy Manuel kicking some mean butt on the drums. Student, Ryan Lamb was busy amazing the crowd with his painting demo.

This is my favorite ArtHop all year. This event demonstrates to both Adam and I why we started ArtHop. We've been involved in promoting youth art for over 10 years. Adam and I ran Chalk-It-Up to Sacramento a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and funding children and youth arts activites in Northern California.

Many of the pieces from these schools are up for the entire month so please checkout the ArtHop maps and visit them all before the are changed for April's ArtHop.

We'd like to thank all of the schools, teachers and students involved in the years Youth Art Month ArtHop. We are proud of each and every student that had a piece in these various shows.

Get you school involved next year. Email HawkMan Studios at

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1 comment:

  1. Very cool blog Troy! I am going to link to you on my blog The Red Boa which I plan to get rolling on again after a hiatus.