12th Annual Youth Art Show: Bridging Communities 
July 19- August 10, 2024

OPENING RECEPTION July 19, 2023 | 5pm-7pm

This annual exhibition centers art produced and made by youth artists during WPCA’s 2024 Summer Art Camp, featuring projects in stop motion, environmental art, cinematography, masks and mixed media.

Artists include summer art camp youth ages 6-18 years of age in collaboration with guest artists Cole Kirkendall, CaBeatrice, Adwoa, Julio Pabon, Joan Luciano, and tayla hart.

    Youth Artist: TBA

    We also feature the 3 winners of the Wisconsin Association of Bilingual Education’s Annual Art & Writing Contest

    • Grade 3-5 Art Contest winner: Alijah Orta, La Escuela Fratney, Milwaukee Public Schools

    • Grades 6-8 Art contest winner: Teresa Abigail Ortega Bernal, Phoenix Middle School, Delavan-Darien School District

      Grades 9-12 Art Contest winner: Ruby Meldahl, Milwaukee School of Languages, Milwaukee Public Schools



     Week 1: June 18-21 | 18-21 de junio
    Join filmmaker Cole Kirkendall for a week of stop motion magic! Young creators will animate their own stories, transforming ideas into visual tales with the help of peers and the WPCA team.


    Week 2: June 25-28) |25-28 de junio
    LDive into environmental art with CaBeatrice from Mystic Phoenix Art! Children will repurpose found objects from their surroundings to craft unique artworks, learning about environmental justice along the way.


    Week 3: July 2 & 3 | 2 y 3 de julio
    Week 4: July 9-12 | 9-12 de julio
    Step into the spotlight with Oscar & Marz for a two-week film adventure! Students will experience filmmaking from script to screen and debut their community-themed short film at the 12th Annual Youth Art Show.


    Week 5: July 16-19| 16-19 de julio
    Get hands-on with art installation during our special Install Week! Teens will prepare for the grand opening of the 12th Annual Youth Art Show on July 19th.


    Week 6: July 23-26 |23-26 de julio
    Mask your imagination with Adwoa in paper clay mask making! Explore the rich traditions of African and Indigenous art, and craft masks that tell stories through symbols and patterns.


     Week 7 July 30 – Aug 2 |30 de julio al 2 de agosto
    Tuesday-Friday 9 am-5pm at Lynden Sculpture Garden where their collection of monumental outdoor sculpture and temporary installations with the natural ecology of hidden landscapes and unique habitats are incorporated into all-senses-engaged outdoor experiences. Immerse in Afro-Caribbean culture at Lynden Sculpture Garden with Julio Pabon and Joan Luciano. Our youth will create and perform in an end-of-week showcase celebrating vibrant cultural traditions


     Week 8: August 6-9 | 6-9 de agosto
    Unleash creativity in mixed media with Tayla Hart! Young artists will learn to express themselves through charcoal, watercolor, ink, and air dry clay sculptures.