Youth Art Month 2024

A Big Splash of Color at PACA’s Youth Art Show

A colorful sea of students and their families visited the Youth Art Month show and reception last week, where artwork from budding artists was on display at the Pickens Recreation Center.


The show, sponsored and organized by Pickens Arts & Cultural Alliance, featured work from Tate, Harmony, and Hill City elementary schools, Jasper Middle School, Pickens Junior High School, Pickens High School, Mountain Ed Charter High School, and Mountain Laurel Academy.


“It was wonderful to see so many people come through,” said PACA President Amelia McIntyre, who estimated there were around 300 in attendance and it was their largest YAM event yet. “There was such a good response, and kids really seemed to enjoy showing off their artwork to their friends and family. PACA is honored to host this and support budding artists.”


PACA awarded monetary prizes for 1st ($200), 2nd ($150), and 3rd ($100) place winners for the high school levels in public school, as well as for the charter and private schools. Junior high student winners received gift cards for Michaels arts and crafts store. Winners on those levels were:


Pickens High School:

1st – Emme Hale;

2nd – Dreama Goode;

3rd – Cassie Foster


Pickens Junior High School:

1st – Dylan Frame;

2nd – Leslie Lanford;

3rd – Rebecca Denney


Non-Traditional Schools (Mountain Ed/Mountain Laurel Academy):

1st – Allison “Nikki” Parker;

2nd – Emi Deetlefs;

3rd – Rachel Shoeneman


As part of Youth Art Month, PACA also made a donation to each school’s art program.

Youth Art Month 2024
Youth Art Month 2024
Youth Art Month 2024
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