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Ten Billboards to Feature Lansing Youth Art
Youth Art Month Focuses on Supporting Young Creatives 

March is Youth Art Month, which means it's also time for our second annual Young Creatives Billboard Project! 

The Arts Council is excited to announce that the project has grown this year to feature the work of ten Lansing-area youth artists, whose work will appear on digital billboards around the greater Lansing region. 

Advocating for the arts
As part of our advocacy work to support arts education, we have partnered once again with Adams Outdoor Advertising and Michigan State University Federal Credit Union to present this project. Adams and MSUFCU are both longtime supporters of the arts in our region, and their generous sponsorship helps make this project a reality for our young artists.

The artists
This year's billboards feature the works of Louis Boyang, Kinawa School; Grace King, Charlotte Middle School; Reyna Delacruz, Cole Academy; Calvin Bosanic, Glencairn Elementary; Rachel Hadley, Ovid-Elsie High School; Kelly Frush, Lansing Catholic High; Marini Qian, Okemos High School; Romeo Leija, Gier Park Elementary; Leah Robbe, St. Johns High School and Yiduo Wen of Lansing Christian High School whose work took first-place in MSUFCU's annual Student Art Exhibit. All other works were submitted by area teachers and final pieces were chosen based on composition and overall visual elements, including roadside appeal, as well as their combined representation of age and region.

Support young creatives
Supporting young creatives through our Young Creatives Program is an important piece of the work the Arts Council does to ensure that all students have access to arts education. We are so grateful to our sponsors in this endeavour, which brings so much pride to area students, their families and teachers and reminds our residents and visitors of the important role that arts education plays in student success. 

To view more student art work and meet some of the areas young creatives, join us for a youth exhibit and opening reception on Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Arts Council on Turner St. in Old Town from 5 - 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.