For Immediate Release
D.C. - The Pepco Edison Place Gallery welcomes back the National Cherry Blossom
Festival Community Art Show and Youth Art Contest for the second year in a row.
Youth Art Contest and Community Art Show, coordinated in partnership with the
DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative is open to all District of
Columbia public and charter school students in grades K-12. The theme encourages students to "Celebrate
Our Natural World" with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
exhibit will showcase students' artwork from Friday, March 20 through Friday, April
17 in the Pepco Edison Place Gallery located at 702 8th Street, NW. A panel of
judges selects a first, second, and third place winner in four grade
National Cherry Blossom Festival's youth education programs teach the
importance of the gift of trees from Tokyo to the United States and inspire
future generations who will enjoy the nation's greatest springtime celebration.
Youth programs also promote cross-cultural understanding, environmental
stewardship, international friendship and all messages surrounding the symbolic
1912 gift of cherry trees.
gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. Gallery hours will
be extended for District of Columbia public and public charter schools from 4
to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 20 for an opening reception.
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