WSCAE to host first “Young Artists Show”

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Over 550 pieces of artwork created by local elementary and middle school students will be on display at Cheney Mansion, located at 220 N. Euclid Avenue in Oak Park, for the first ever “Young Artists Show.” The event is free and will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, according to a press release from the West Suburban Consortium for Academic Excellence (WSCAE).

The 13 school districts that make up the WSCAE will host the event to showcase K-8 student artwork from 48 different schools. Student artists will be present to discuss their pieces during the display period, and a number of local professional artists from the surrounding communities will be on hand to view the artwork and provide feedback, according to the press release.

“The WSCAE school districts are proud to offer this showcase of the visual arts created by our incredibly talented students,” said District 107 Superintendent Dr. Mark Fredisdorf. “We have equally strong art teachers, who are eager to come together in recognizing the hard work and creativity of so many young people. We look forward to welcoming the residents of our west suburban community for this event, in the beautiful setting of Cheney Mansion.”

Represented districts include: Oak Park District 97, LaGrange District 105, Butler District 53, Riverside District 96, Komarek District 94, Gower District 62, Franklin Park District 84, Hillside District 93, Pleasantdale District 107, Community Consolidated School District 181, Highlands District 106, River Forest District 90, and Western Springs District 101, according to the press release.

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