Rockford Art Museum Young Artist Show honors local students' artwork
ROCKFORD (WREX) -
Many students were honored in Rockford for their artistic abilities on Sunday.
The Rockford Art Museum kicked off its 75th annual Young Artist Show Sunday. The Youth Division category recognizes students from 73 schools, featuring artwork from grades Kindergarten through 8th grade in Winnebago County.
About 450 paintings, drawings, sculptures and mixed media were entered, and one student from each grade was awarded Sunday afternoon.
"Our teachers in Rockford are doing an awesome job exposing kids to artwork and art creation at such a young age, so this artistic development is really being nurtured," said Miranda Lindvall, the Education Coordinator at Rockford Art Museum.
Admission for students and teachers is free, and adults are just $7. The display remains up through May 8, which is Mother's Day, when admission for mothers is free, as well.