14th Annual Mount Pleasant Youth Arts Fair and Art Walk Celebrates "New in Mt. Pleasant!"
Washington, DC, April 25, 2014 –The District's Mount Pleasant neighborhood welcomes the 14th ANNUAL MT. PLEASANT YOUTH ARTS FAIR AND ART WALK from MAY 5 to 31, 2014. The Arts Fair OPENING RECEPTION AND AWARDS NIGHT is open to the public and will be held on MONDAY, MAY 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Library.
This year's Fair features artwork from eight (8) schools located in and around Mount Pleasant and young patrons of Mt Pleasant Library. Art is displayed in the Mt. Pleasant Library and in businesses along the Mt. Pleasant Street, NW commercial corridor. Student artists from pre-K through high school have created artwork in a variety of media around this year's theme: "New in Mt. Pleasant!"
Art will be displayed in 16 businesses: Angelico Pizzeria, Dollar Star, Dos Gringos Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor, El West, Flying Fish Coffee & Tea, Frugalista, Heller's Bakery & Cafe, Las Americas Dental Health, Lia Café Brazil, Mt. Pleasant Care Pharmacy, Old School Hardware, Tex-Mex Burrito, beau thai, Don Juan Restaurant, Past Tense Studio, Each Peach Market as well as the Mt. Pleasant Library at 16th and Lamont Streets.
There will be an ART WALK MAP that highlights the exhibit locations in all schools, the Library, and local businesses. THE EXHIBIT WILL BE UP FOR THE MONTH OF MAY.
During the May 5th opening reception, all student artists will receive a certificate, winners will be announced and they will receive art supplies prizes. Each participating school or program submitted pieces of art that were judged according to age. The reception will include a raffle for gift certificates, goods and services donated by Mt. Pleasant businesses.
The Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair features artwork from Asian American LEAD, Bancroft Elementary School, Bell Multicultural High School, Lincoln Multicultural Middle School, Latin American Youth Center Art and Media House, Rosemount Center, Sacred Heart School, MundoVerde Bilingual Public Charter School and Library patrons.
The Fair is sponsored by the MOUNT PLEASANT BUSINESS ASSOCIATION and FRIENDS OF MT. PLEASANT LIBRARY.
This year's exhibition was organized by the Arts Fair Committee, which includes Alex Kramer (President, MPBA; Dos Gringos Cafe), Joanie Majeed (MPBA Board; Mt. Pleasant Care Pharmacy), and Gabriela Mossi (MPBA and MPMS); Sherry Persaud, and Friends of Mt. Pleasant Library board members Barbara Berrie and Lucy Barber. Mt. Pleasant Library branch manager Tracy Sumler and her staff have also been involved.