April 14-28, 2017
Sponsored by the Art Center Guild
Opening reception and awards Saturday, April 15
Middle School Awards: 12pm
High School Awards: 1:30pm
Altrusa’s annual Art Fair began 54 years ago. The late Ruth Moss started the fair as a way to highlight artwork completed by middle and high school students. Over the last 54 years, thousands of art students have been recognized and their artwork displayed for the enjoyment of the community. The fair continues to be a unique collaborative effort of the Art Center, Grand Valley area schools, and Altrusa International of Grand Junction. The Art Center provides the facility and sponsorship, local art teachers select and hang the students’ art, and Altrusans contribute their time. It is no wonder the event has continued to be a success over the years. Thanks to the dedication of so many dedicated people, the 54th Altrusa Art Fair will happen again this April.
An opening reception announcing the winners of the 2017 Altrusa Art Fair will be held on Saturday, April 15 from 12-3pm. During the reception, a presentation of the winning artwork will be shown while the judges provide commentary on each piece. The fair will continue through April 28.
Make plans to visit The Art Center and enjoy the work of the Grand Valley’s youngest artists. The artworks are feats of imagination and technical skill. Drawings, paintings, sculptures, batiks, graphic designs, and ceramics are just a few of the categories that you can expect to see at this year’s Altrusa Art Fair. As in the past, it will be an inspirational fair.
image: The Lion in the Flower Vase by Jessica Hedlun, 12th grade