Young Artists Exhibition

Each spring, for over 60 years, we celebrate student achievement in the visual arts at the Annual Citywide student “YOUNG ARTISTS” Exhibition. All of the artwork displayed is created in art classrooms taught by certified art specialists. All District art teachers are invited to submit their best student artwork.

The student artwork showcased in this exhibition demonstrates the active and complex learning that takes place in art classrooms across the District and that students are learning the essential skills required for global competitiveness in the 21st Century. The outstanding artwork in this exhibit is indicative of all visual arts instructional areas including drawing, painting, 2 and 3 dimensional design, sculpture, ceramics, photography and creative digital media that represents schools with positive distinction. Many local organizations sponsor individual student and group awards, which are distributed at an annual “YOUNG ARTISTS” Awards Ceremony.

The “Young Artists” Exhibition celebrates artistic achievements of our District art students that are created in art classrooms under the direction of certified art specialists.

The students’ artwork will be on display throughout The School District of Philadelphia’s Administration Offices at 440 N Broad Street from April 10th to August 28th, 2020.

The “Young Artists”  Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, April 24, 2020 from 3 PM- 5 PM in the Administration Offices 1st Floor Atrium.


“I’ve fallen in love with a piece in the exhibition, can I buy it?”

The sale of student work is at the discretion of the student. Each piece is labeled with the students name/school/and teacher. Contact the art teacher who will relay your contact information and offer to the “young artist” and their parent(s).

“I love the exhibition and would like to present prizes to the students and teacher, what can I do?”

Great! Feel free to contact Deborah Klose, Director of Visual Arts/Dance/Theatre for more information.

“I really enjoyed this group project or body of work from this teacher, how can I support them?”

A teacher may have upcoming projects listed on The Fund for The School District of Philadelphia or DonorsChoose!  Each of these options is located on our side bar.