Youth Art Day is an annual showcase of visual art, music and literary talent from Perry County students or residents in kindergarten through 12th grade, made possible through generous sponsorships and donations by local businesses and members of the Perry County Council of the Arts Board of Directors. Attendees can enjoy an expansive youth art exhibition, music and drama performances, as well as readings of award-winning student literature.


Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (Awards at 3)

Newport High School
500 Caroline Street, Newport, PA 17074

The county-wide youth art show is open to the public and offers a day filled with activities for audiences of all ages. Lunch items and snacks will be available for purchase in the cafeteria. Admission is $4 for adults and students are free.

 Out-of-county jurors evaluated 143 literary and 753 visual art entries, awarding students First, Second and Third place ribbons. All of these entries will be on display at Youth Art Day. Allyson Kaufell, a senior at Newport High School, earned the highest visual art honor of “Best-in-Show” and a $250 prize for her “Sweet Caroline” vase in the sculpture category. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite piece of artwork to win the “People’s Choice” award and $100. Voting will end at 2:45 p.m.

There are 28 musical performances scheduled for Youth Art Day that will be evaluated by a panel of impartial music instructors of various disciplines. All students will receive constructive feedback from performance evaluators, who will then select a standout performer to win a $100 grand prize as part of this year’s “Perry County’s Got Talent.” The winner will be announced during a 3 p.m. awards ceremony, during which time, students whose visual art or literature entries exhibited exemplary talent will be honored as well.