Washougal celebrates young artists

Visitors head to Washougal High School for annual Washougal Youth Arts Month gallery exhibit

Doug Flanagan/Post-Record A drawing created by Jemtegaard Middle School eighth-grade student Lilly Rushlo is displayed during the 2022 Washougal Youth Arts Month gallery exhibit on Wednesday, March 23, at Washougal High School.

A recreation of the band KISS, created out of cardboard and other materials by Canyon Creek Middle School sixth-grader Kaleb McCuen, is displayed during the 2022 Washougal Youth Arts Month gallery exhibit at Washougal High School on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

Washougal sixth-grader Kara Nolen's recreation of Nezuko, a character from the anime series "Demon Slayer" is displayed at a youth art exhibit at Washougal High School on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

Washougal School District art teachers Dani Allen (left) and Alice Yang look at student artwork during the 2022 Washougal Youth Arts Month gallery exhibit at Washougal High School on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

Doug Flanagan/Post-Record Attendees look at student artwork during the 2022 Washougal Youth Arts Month gallery exhibit on Wednesday, March 23, at Washougal High School.

Doug Flanagan/Post-Record Columbia River Gorge Elementary School art teacher Jessica Blumer (left) shows student artwork to attendees during the 2022 Washougal Youth Arts Month gallery exhibit on Wednesday, March 23, at Washougal High School.

Doug Flanagan/Post-Record Canyon Creek Middle School art teacher Alice Yang (second from left) shows student artwork to attendees during the 2022 Washougal Youth Arts Month gallery exhibit on Wednesday, March 23, at Washougal High School.

The Washougal School District and Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance (WACA) recently celebrated young artists during the 2022 Washougal Youth Arts Month Gallery.

The gallery, a part of Washougal Youth Arts Month, was on display at Washougal High School March 23-25, 2022.

The event showcased student works created in art and career and technical education classes from all Washougal schools.

“The arts are an important element of our students’ education in Washougal,” district Superintendent Mary Templeton said. “Student exposure and participation in both fine arts and performance arts are essential to educating the whole child.”