The 2012-2013 season marks the 90th Anniversary of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and the Springs Preserve is proud to partner with The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers to host Southern Nevada Regional Competition. Visitors will have the opportunity to view artwork from local students (grades 7-12) and the Gold Key winners from the region as we showcase a myriad of formats, from photography to painting, sculpture to digital design. Founded in 1923, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the oldest, longest running, and most prestigious recognition program for student achievement in the visual arts and creative writing in the United States. Since its inception the awards have served as a window through which some of the finest future visionaries could be glimpsed. Alumni include artist Andy Warhol, writer Sylvia Plath, photographer Richard Avedon, actor Robert Redford, filmmaker Ken Burns, and many more. This creative exhibit is on display in the Big Springs Gallery and is free for Springs Preserve members or included with general admission. For additional information visit springspreserve.org.
WHERE: Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., (Meadows Lane, between Alta Drive and U.S. 95)
WHEN: Saturday, February 2 - Sunday, March 3, 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
OTHER: About the Springs Preserve
Located three miles from the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Springs Preserve is the premiere place to explore the Las Vegas Valley's vibrant history through interactive science and nature exhibits, botanical gardens, hiking trails and animal shows. Indoor experiences include exhibition galleries dedicated to showcasing art and traveling exhibitions of local and national significance, on-site technologically advanced learning centers, the Springs Cafe, operated by the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, and the Nevada State Museum. The Springs Preserve also hosts seasonal special events including concerts, arts shows and holiday experiences. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700. Find us on Google Maps.