Youth Art Exhibit

The Sixth Annual City of Galax Youth Art Exhibit featured over fifty drawings and paintings of City of Galax resident youth ages 6-18.  This exhibit was on display at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts located at 100 North Main Street, downtown Galax from May 14th through June 9th.  Guests, residents and visitors were encouraged to place their votes for their favorites in each of three categories:  Elementary, Middle and High School categories.

The ballots have been tallied and congratulations go out to the following youth who received the top six highest numbers of votes in their category.  Elementary: Rozlyn Akers, Sydney Alderman, Christi Dyer, Noah Meinecke, Colin Wilson and Ali Wilson. Middle: TezakiyahTucker, Madison Lewis, Danni Boyles, Angelina Gayton, Lena King and Camden Mullins. High: Elijah Funk, Samantha Carranza, Kanton Surratt, Paul Dieu, Hannah Scoggin and Andrian Carreon.

There were six winners in each of the three categories.  Each winner will be framed and exhibited in one of six public facilities:  Municipal Building, Courthouse, Recreation Center, Galax Regional Library, Crossroads and CCSA.  Framing is provided by an anonymous sponsor.  Tax deductible contributions are always welcome to help offset expenses related to the work of this committee.

This effort is made possible by members of the City of Galax Public Art Committee, City of Galax Public School Art Teachers and Chestnut Creek School of the Arts.  The City of Galax Public Art Committee works on behalf of Galax City Council.


Youth Art Exhibit

The City of Galax Public Art Committee announces its 5th annual Youth Art Exhibit!  In efforts to celebrate the importance of art in our community and the talent of our youth, this committee is calling all youth to submit an original piece of work to be part of this Exhibit.

Students age 6-18 years old are requested to submit one piece of artwork that they consider best represents their skill and talent.  Artwork is limited to  two dimensional work due to exhibiting restrictions.  Entries are due no later than May 6 and must be signed in at the front desk to be officially received.  Work is to be delivered to Chestnut Creek School of the Arts main building located at 100 North Main Street, Galax, VA. 24333.  Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturdays 11am-3pm.  Work received after Friday, May 6 will not be accepted.

The exhibit will be on display as of May 9th.  Members of the public are encouraged to come see the exhibit and place their votes to select People’s Choice votes in three categories:  Elementary, Middle and High School.  Each voter is limited to one ballot in which to make three votes, one for each category. Top six winners in each category will then be professionally framed and placed on exhibit in one of six City of Galax Public Buildings:  Galax Recreation Center, Library, Courthouse, Municipal Building, Crossroads Institute and Chestnut Creek School of the Arts for a full year and then returned to the winners.  Announcements of winners will be made at the close of the exhibit on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts.


Youth Art Exhibit

The winning entries from the 4th Annual Youth Exhibit are framed and on display at the City Municipal Building, Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, the Galax Recreation Center, Galax Public Library, Galax Courthouse, and Crossroads Institute. The frames were made at the CCSA Woodworking Studio with glass donated by Twin County Glass.


Youth Art Exhibit

Art from Galax High School, Middle School, and Elementary School was on display at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts May 4-June 5, 2015. The top 6 winning pieces or art, based on a Peoples Choice Vote, were framed and exhibited at one of several public locations around the city for one full year.


Youth Art Exhibit



Youth Art Exhibit

As a launching point for the City of Galax’s Public Art Fund, we provided our community’s youth an opportunity to showcase their talents.  CCSA exhibited over 60 pieces of artwork from City of Galax Students ages 5-18 Spring 2013.  We welcomed the Public to come vote for their favorites in three categories (Elementary, Middle and High School).  We received 104 votes and the top five within each category that received the most number of votes “Won”.  Winners’ works were professional framed (with glass) and exhibited in five City of Galax public buildings:  The Courthouse, The Municipal Building, The Recreation Center, The Department of Tourism and CCSA.  Frames were built by the vocational students at the high school and glass was donated by Tri-County Glass.