Reflections of Me and My World
The 17th Annual ArtEsteem Exhibition
Saturday, May 30, 3:00-6:00PM
West Oakland Youth Center Auditorium, 3233 Market Street, Oakland
The public is invited to attend ArtEsteem’s 17th Annual Art Exhibit “Reflections of Me and My World”, a free community event. A Super Hero Award will be given out honoring an individual for the extraordinary work he/she has done to uplift the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our culture.
The event will spotlight art that expresses the critical thinking, realities, and dreams of self and society, created by children and youth ages 5 to 18. Most of the art will be for sale and there will be a performance from the cultural arts classes. Based on past years, the exhibit is expected to draw more than 300 patrons and significant media presence.
ArtEsteem focuses on, but is not limited to, serving children and youth who are at risk for violence and other dangerous behaviors. It aims to increase students’ capacity for leadership and enhance artistic skills in schools where art classes have been cancelled due to budget cuts. ArtEsteem provides on-site art instruction, workshops and assemblies that impact over 2,000 public-school children annually. Each year, the program culminates in this professionally produced art exhibition that promotes young talent, provides a vehicle for public acknowledgement of their efforts, supports creative expression, and celebrates the importance of the arts.