Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs.
 Youth Art Month was created in 1961 by ACMI, a non-profit association of art and craft materials manufacturers, in cooperation with the NAEA. In 1984, ACMI created CFAE to administer the national Youth Art Month program and encourage funding for the program.  Current members of the Council include: ACMI, which provides all administrative support and the majority of funding for national Youth Art Month; NAEA, whose members carry out local Youth Art Month activities and whose state affiliates help fund state Youth Art Month programs;  The SHIP, a group of art materials exhibitors at the annual NAEA Convention;  and the General Federation of Women's Clubs, a volunteer women's organization dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service. Other involved organizations include the Association of Crafts & Creative Industries, Hobby Industries Association, and National Art Materials Trade Association.


  • Eligibility: Current art student and teacher selection
  • Level: All levels, Grade 1 to Grade 12
  • Location: Arlington Museum of Art - 201 W. Main St. (817) 275-4600
  • Curated by: Linh Nguyen and Susan Reeder

Exhibition at the Arlington Museum of Art

  • Seguin/Bowie HS Network: To Be Announced
  • Arlington/Lamar HS Network:To Be Announced
  • Martin/Sam Houston HS Network: To Be Announced

Chapter Markers:

  • 0:00:33 Arlington/Sam Houston HS Networks
  • 0:11:52 Bowie/Martin High School Networks
  • 0:36:07 Lamar/Martin High School Networks
  • 1:00:35 Linh Nguyen