Washougal Youth Arts Month gallery on display

Free event March 16-18 to 'celebrate, showcase student art'

The Washougal School District’s Washougal Youth Arts Month Gallery will be on display from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17, and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Washougal Town Square in downtown Washougal.

The free event will “celebrate and showcase student art,” according to the district.

“Art not only helps students to creatively solve problems and exercise their imaginations, it also gets them excited about learning.” Alice Yang, an art teacher at Cape Horn-Skye Elementary and Canyon Creek Middle schools, said in a news release. “This annual event is an opportunity to celebrate student creativity and see the amazing work that students accomplish in art class.”

The gallery will include multimedia, watercolor, clay, video, photography, metal and wood student-crafted pieces created in art and career and technical education classes from all Washougal schools.

“Art is important because it helps get your creativity out into the world,” Lilly Kogel, a fifth-grade student at Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School, said in the news release.

For more information about student art events this month, visit washougal.k12.wa.us/youth-arts-month.