Visual Arts

About Art During a Pandemic

Traditionally, our annual Youth Art Month display is held in March in conjunction with the National Art Education Association's Youth Art Month. The theme this year, “Art Connects Us,” reflects how artwork can give us a place to see our lives reflected in the eyes of others. The work in this show is not the traditional matted and mounted work you might have seen in our previous exhibitions, and yet it is, at heart, a reflection of the life and lives of the teachers and young artists who have continued to use their creative skills to share glimpses into their lives.  

We launched our 2020 Youth Art Month Student Exhibition on March 8, 2020, with a reception at the Performing Arts Center. By the following Friday, our world had changed dramatically and it was no longer possible to allow public viewing of the art. To honor the artists who helped us with the promotional materials for the exhibition, we are continuing with our “Peace, Love & Art” imagery this year.  

Gallery

This year's virtual galleries showcase the range of student talents we have throughout the district. Explore the art below by choosing a campus to view each school's artwork, provided as a PDF. Enjoy!

We hope that we will soon be able to stand in awe before actual artwork. In the meantime, in celebration of Youth Art Month works of art by student artists will be displayed in our virtual gallery debuting this week. Art teachers from our schools curate works to display from a selection of students. Due to constraints of the pandemic, there will be no face-to-face gallery this year. We look forward to returning to our traditional art exhibition as soon as the situation permits.

The online show will be available until the end of the school year, and possibly beyond. Follow us on social media: @AISDArts and @AISDVisual

For questions, contact Paul Kretchmer, Austin ISD Visual & Performing Arts Department, at 512-414-4730 or paul.kretchmer@austinisd.org.