Please note that we are offering an alternate Young Artists experience this year due to the Covid-19 crisis in order to help keep everyone safe and healthy. Here are the highlights:

– April/May: Delivery of Young Artists Packages for students with some supplies. Slide deck of excellent art workshops to try
– May: Virtual art show of Young Artist works
– May/June: Your own artwork returned; a printed book of the Young Artists 2021 Exhibition


Welcome to the website of the Kamloops Young Artists Committee in School District 73. Every year, students in our district from Grades 4-7 participate in the Young Artists’ Show aYALogo for webnd Conference. All teachers, students, and parents are welcome to visit the site to find out more about the show and conference.

The Young Artists’ Conference is an annual event for aspiring artists in elementary school to showcase their artwork and take part in a series of workshops.  The school district has offered this unique opportunity to our students since 1987.

Again this year, over 120 students, from grades 4 through 7, will be selected to participate in the Young Artists’ Conference.  Each school has a selection committee which will review a variety of 2-dimensional artwork submitted by students.  The selection committee will choose between 2 and 6 students (depending on school enrollment numbers) to represent their school at the Young Artists’ Conference.

In recent years, the Young Artists’ Conference has been held at Thompson Rivers University with many workshops held in the university’s art studios.  Students choose from a variety of workshops and receive instruction from community professional artists and outstanding art educators.

Following the Conference, an Art Show is held to showcase student artwork at the Old Courthouse Upstairs Gallery.  The pieces are displayed for the public and a reception for the young artists and their parents is held during the show.   Several of the wonderful pieces of artwork are selected to be framed and displayed at our School Board Office for a period of one year.

Please continue to visit this site for updates about both of these events.

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