Our 2023 Youth Art Day Sponsors


Bob Baker

Paul & Teena Beutel

Craig’s Canvases, LLC

Col. J. Porter Adams, VFW Post 7463

Baird & Mary Jane Collins

CPRS Physical Therapy

Cramer Law Office

David M Myers Funeral Home Inc

Marylou Dudley

Farmers Daughter Cafe

Hengst & Stirling Family Dental

Horn Hospital LLC

Hunters Valley Sportsmens Association

Judy Landis

Liverpool Civic Club

In Memory of James Renner, Jan & Debra McDonald

Clyde & Barbara McGeary

Patti McLaughlin

Laura & Steve Messner

Millerstown Veterinary Associates P.C.

In Memory of James Renner, Barb Adams & Annette Mullen

Newport Beverage

Pennian Bank

Ranch House Restaurant


Shermans Creek Inn

Spiral Path Farm

The Bank of Landisburg

The Hall Foundation

The Podium Awards LLC

Carol Vracarich & Lara Vracarich

Cecile Willet

William H Saylor Newport VFW Post 34

Diane Witcoski

Pamela Wolfersberger

Submit and Pay for Entries Online

11:00-3:30           Art Show & ACTIVITIES

Student art show, with more than 800 pieces of K-12 visual art and literature

Information tables for creative opportunities

Food concessions to benefit Perry County arts programming

Drop-In Art, our free monthly make-and-take craft program for kids of all ages

Artist in Residence with hands-on pottery demonstrations


12:00 -1:30          PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE of PCCA and Community Opportunities

Coffeehouse Open Mic presented by Tony Oliveri – Grey Kitner performing

Little Buffalo Festival Youth Opportunities presented by Tony Oliveri

Poetic Excellence Awards presented by Tony Oliveri – Brooke Mitchell performing

New Bloomfield Lions Community Theatre presented by Gloria McPherson

PerryLive! presented by Dave Kutz – MoeJoe performing


1:45 -2:30 or until finished           LITERARY READINGS

Students will read their original poems, essays and short stories


3:00                        AWARDS CEREMONY in Auditorium


All Perry County students in Kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to participate. Students must reside in the county or attend a public, private, or home school in the county. Works created at home are eligible. Entries may be submitted on behalf of students by both their teachers and parents.

Entry Fee

Each entry requires a non-refundable $3 fee. If you are currently experiencing financial challenges, please contact to have your fee waived or indicate this on a printed registration form.

2022 Best in Show

Lucy Lightner

Senior, Newport High School

“Eye See You” multicolor drawing

PCCA Executive Director Jasmine Colbert, Lucy Lightner, and PA State Rep. Perry Stambaugh

2022 People's Choice

Peyton Dorwart

Sophomore, Newport High School

“The Hive” stained glass door

People’s Choice Award is determined by attendees at Youth Art Day, who vote for their favorite piece of art.

2022 Director's Choice Exhibition

Entries by the following students were selected for inclusion in an upcoming exhibit at PCCA’s Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street, highlighting standout pieces from Youth Art Day.

Colton Albright, Sadie Appleberry, Lane Arnold, Lacie Boyer, Abigail Brightbill, Grace Buckley, Wyatt Caldwell, Jonah Caudle, Dylan Ciccocioppo, Vivian Cockley, Adrian Comp, Rowen Davis, Colte Degiglio, Peyton Dorwart, Madison Egresits, Danielle Failor, Emily Finton, Paige Gantt, Elisa Gilcrease, Julie Gisewhite, Cole Klinger, Madison Kurylo, Lucy Lightner, Sophia Meglio, Grace Miller, Emmaus Roberts, Dawson Seidel Kennedy, Connie Sheaffer, Rocky Shuler, Victoria Signor, Jordyn Turnbaugh, and Spencer Watts

2022 Art Uplifts Outdoor Exhibition

Entries by the following students were selected for inclusion in an upcoming outdoor art exhibition that will travel to various community parks.

Shelby Bowen, Emma File, Madison Kurylo, Lucy Lightner, Aubrey Mitchell, and Grace Simpson

RSVP for the Director's Choice Exhibition

If you received a letter stating that your student’s Youth Art Day artwork was chosen for the Director’s Choice exhibition, please RSVP their participation below.

    Parent First and Last Name (required)

    Student First and Last Name (required)

    Student's School (required)

    Student's Grade (required)

    Phone (required)

    Email Address (required)

    RSVP for the Art Uplifts Outdoor Exhibition

    If you received a letter stating that your student’s Youth Art Day artwork was chosen for the Art Uplifts outdoor exhibition, please RSVP their participation below.

      Parent First and Last Name (required)

      Student First and Last Name (required)

      Student's School (required)

      Student's Grade (required)

      Phone (required)

      Email Address (required)

      Entry Guidelines

      Perry County Council of the Arts Staff and Board of Directors are proud to present the 2021 Virtual Youth Art Day Showcase!

      Please enjoy the outstanding creative works of Perry County’s youth and consider sharing our Youth Art Day social media posts and YouTube videos.

      Youth Art Day is a county-wide youth art exhibition that showcases the creativity and talent of Perry County students, which is typically held at each Perry County school on a rotating basis. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Youth Art Day 2021 is being displayed virtually, as it was last year. We hope to see you in person at next year’s Youth Art Day!

      Youth Art Day is generously sponsored by the following organizations, businesses and individuals:
      Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, abc27, Bank of Landisburg, Don Jacobs Insurance, Hall Foundation, Hempt Bros., Inc., Hengst Family Dental, Hunters Valley Sportsmens Association, Sheetz, Spiral Path Farm, Devin Albrand, Bob & Edna Baker, Paul & Teena Beutel, Baird & Mary Jane Collins, Marylou Dudley, Kelley & Dave Griswold, Frances Hershey, Arlis & Stanley Krammes, Darlene Kvaternik, Judy Landis, Clyde & Barbara McGeary, Tracy Meisinger-Troutman, Steve & Laura Messner, Gene & Kathy Odato, Ann & Richard Shull, Hannah Smith-Brubaker, Irene VanBuskirk, Tom & Carol Vracarich, Cecile Willet, Diane & Ross Witcoski, Pam & Michael Wolfersberger.

      THANK YOU!


      2021 AWARD WINNERS


      Little Red Octopus

      Multi-color Drawing

      by Cailey Glatz, 12th Grade, Greenwood High School

      Cailey received the top visual art honor out of 412 entries, winning a $250 cash prize and the grand prize trophy to display at her school.


      Each year, Perry County Council of the Arts hosts a special exhibition featuring young standout artists and their works from Youth Art Day. Director’s Choice artwork is featured below on our website and will be included in a special exhibition at PCCA Gallery and in our online webstore, where students will have the opportunity to sell their work.


      The following student artwork was selected to be featured in PCCA’s 2021 “Art Uplifts” touring outdoor exhibition, with local art printed on durable yard signs for display along walking paths in regional community parks.

      A Fresh Start

      Oil & Acrylic

      by Amiah Barner, 9th Grade, Greenwood High School

      A Vibrant Bloom


      by Cailey Glatz, 12th Grade, Greenwood High School



      by Madelynn Smiley, 4th Grade, Susquenita Elementary School

      Life’s Close-ups 2: Glitter


      by Spencer Watts, 11th Grade, Greenwood High School


      2014 Youth Art Day Best in Show winner Emily Keniston curated and designed Youth Art Day 2021 greeting cards using outstanding student artwork from this year’s virtual showcase. The cards will be available for our members and for purchase at PCCA Gallery.

      Morning Walk


      by Sarah Gleixner, 12th Grade
      Susquenita High School



      by Sophia Meglio, 7th Grade
      West Perry Middle School

      Picasso Portrait

      Charcoal & Pastel

      by Leah Nickel, 3rd Grade
      Susquenita Elementary School

      My Flower


      by Korimae Reisinger, 7th Grade
      Newport Middle School

      Flower Vase

      Charcoal & Pastel

      by Kiara Turpin, 11th Grade
      Susquenita High School





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      Photographs by Shannon Rae Photography