The public is invited to attend the free, opening-day festivities of the 27th annual Young Masters Art Show sponsored by Assistance League of Irvine on Saturday, April 28, from 1 – 4 p.m. at Irvine City Hall. “Imagination: The Power of Possibility” will be the theme of this year’s exhibit, which runs through May 11 and will be 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 14,000 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. This year, we anticipate hosting 3,500 people – our honored artists, their families and friends, and members of the community. This event has evolved into a premier celebration of the visual and performing arts in Orange County.”
Some 500 students, one from every IUSD 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 will be 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, will do such activities with the children as face-painting, arts and crafts.