YAY! It’s Arts Education Month

March 1, 2012

A month of months

Sculpture at USM

Youth Art Month, Music in Our Schools Month, and Theatre in Our Schools Month are being celebrated during March. I know that many of you use this time to celebrate students accomplishments by scheduling performances and exhibits in and out of school and the school day.

I miss that part of teaching and have fond memories of setting up exhibits in the town I taught. Personel at the bank, post office, library, and store front window always welcomed the exhibits year after year. The pride students have in seeing their work on display in town is immeasurable. It provided an opportunity to promote art education. Not all parents and other community members come in the school to see an exhibit but, all parents and community members and students have access to the downtown businesses.

Maine Art Education Association collaborates with the Portland Museum of Art to display 132 student art works from now until April 1st. The opening celebration is on Saturday, March 10, from 4 PM to 7:30 PM.

There are many exhibits and performances this month. Please add a comment to this post and include the date of your events for others to learn about. Celebrate Arts Education month in your school community so others have the opportunity to learn and understand the value of quality arts education programs!


  1. Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, Maine is a superb supporter of youth arts.
    Higher Forms, an area high school art students exhibit, opened Friday, March 2nd, with fantastic attendance. On exhibit this week.
    Next: Young At Art, opening 4:00 to 7:00, March 16; a 2 week exhibition by elementary school artists. Celebrate creativity – come see the wonderful work!

  2. Thank you for sharing this information Christine!

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