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AISD Celebrates Youth Art Month March 21-April 14

Reception kicks off the event Sunday

AUSTIN, Texas--More than 1,500 artworks representing 113 schools will be on display for the public at One Congress Plaza, 111 Congress Ave., for the next month as part of Austin ISD's Youth Art Month beginning this weekend.

A reception will kick off the art celebration 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at One Congress Plaza. Refreshments and free parking in the plaza's parking garage will be available.

The artworks use Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills on perception, response/evaluation, creative expression, history and culture. By studying art styles from pre-historic to modern times, the students have incorporated art history to express their own cultural and personal style.

The works of art, which range from printmaking and painting to jewelry and photography, can also be viewed 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday.

Parkway Properties, an AISD art program sponsor, has donated the space for this annual event.

As part of AISD's Art Month, ten billboards designed by Julia Lund, a 12th grader at Bowie High School, will also be displayed throughout the city. Marley Hall, a second grade student at Baranoff Elementary School, designed this year's art T-shirts, themed "Art Can Take Many Shapes," being sold at schools.

For more information, please contact Kristen Marstaller, AISD fine arts coordinator, at 512-414-4730 or