Young Masters Art Show 2020 Cancelled
With direction from the City of Irvine, the Young Masters Art Show has been cancelled for this year. We are working towards acknowledging each of our chosen Young Masters as soon as the Irvine Unified School District reopens for administrative support. Thank you for your patience.
We look forward to seeing you next year, 2021, when the public is invited to attend the free, opening-day festivities of the 31st annual Young Masters Art Show sponsored by Assistance League of Irvine in Spring, 2021. Our 2021 theme will be determined next year held in collaboration with the Irvine Unified School District, the City of Irvine, Arts Orange County, and Imagination Celebration of Orange County.
“The artwork of more than 16,000 Irvine students has been showcased since we established the Young Masters Art Show in 1990,” said Michelle Tuchman, past president, Assistance League of Irvine. “Not only has the size and scope of Opening Day expanded, so too, has the number of attendees. We anticipate hosting 3,500 people – our honored artists, their families and friends, and members of the community next year. This event has evolved into a premier celebration of the visual and performing arts in Orange County.”
Some 650 students, one from every Irvine Unified School District classroom, Kindergarten through 6th grade, will have their artwork selected and displayed at Irvine City Hall during the two-week show.
On Opening Day, the Irvine City Hall Promenade is transformed into a celebration of the arts with an afternoon filled with multiple creative art activities, balloon artists, live entertainment and complimentary refreshments, all in an effort to provide opportunities for young people to explore art and creative expression.
In addition, the Assisteens®, middle school and high school students volunteering their time for Assistance League, do activities with the children such as balloon animals, face-painting, arts and crafts.