March 20 - April 15, 2018

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Youth Art Contest Awards Reception & Community Art Show Opening

The National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Youth Art Contest award winners will be honored in a ceremony prior to the opening of the Community Art Show. This year’s Youth Art Contest features artwork from DC public and charter school students. Submissions, including winners (listed below) are on display at Pepco Edison Place Gallery through April 7. The gallery is open Tuesday – Friday, 12 Noon – 4 PM with special gallery hours Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 (12 Noon – 4 PM). These special gallery hours also feature a Kimono Exhibit and Trunk Sale Fundraiser with noted kimono expert and author Paul MacLardy.

Between now and April 7, like your favorite piece of artwork on the Festival’s Facebook and we’ll announce the People’s Choice winner on April 10!

K – 2nd grade
1st – Ava Rosenberg – “Puppet in a Kimono”
2nd – Alice Newton – “It’s Raining Cherry Blossoms!”
3rd – Dale Stevenson – “Untitled”

3rd – 5th Grades
1st – Marcus Walton – “Untitled”
2nd – Jennifer Perez – “Untitled”
3rd – Starlene Porter – “Watercolor Kimono in Spring”

6th – 8th Grades
1st – Amy Baskurt – “Patterns of The Tidal Basin”
2nd – Mariela Tirado – “Springtime in DC”
3rd – Chiamaka Irika – “What Spring Means to Me”

High School 
1st – Cortia Baines – “Lincoln Memorial and Cherry Blossom (Twins)”
2nd – Jada Brown – “Capital Sakura”
3rd – Michael Thomas – “Cherry Soul”

The Youth Art Contest and Community Art Show is presented with the DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative, and with support from media sponsors El Zol 107.9 and WPGC 95.5.