Freeport Art Museum Announces Annual Aspiring Artists Student Exhibition

FREEPORT, IL – The Freeport Art Museum will open the on Friday, March 3rd from 5-7 p.m. Celebrating the artistic talent of K–12th grade students from Freeport and surrounding communities, the show features up to 30 selected works from each grade level at participating schools.

Hundreds of works will be on display from the thirteen participating schools including several Freeport elementary, middle and senior high schools; Aquin; Durand; Eastland; Forreston; and Jo Daviess/Carroll CTE Academy. Also represented are a number of area Homeschool groups.

Freeport Art Museum’s Education Director, Barry Treu, who coordinates the exhibition, says “Always a favorite, the Aspiring Artists exhibition demonstrates the wonderful talent and creativity of the students in our communities and the high level of arts instruction they are receive from their art educators.”

Baby Owls by AniveairreThis year’s Aspiring Artists exhibition is made possible through the generous support by Inertia Machine of Freeport. Serving as juror for awards this year will be Chris Wallace, Principal of Pearl City Elementary School. Awards for each grade level are sponsored by Blick Art Materials and will be presented by special guest, Freeport School District Superintendant Mike Schiffman.

The Freeport Art Museum is a private, not-for-profit organization that works to promote an understanding of art and culture through collections, exhibitions, and educational programs. Their vision is to contribute to the vibrancy and revitalization of our community by becoming the region’s foremost resource and destination for art.


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