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York College to host Art Gallery Walk featuring work of local high-school students on Oct. 20

October 18, 2016
The York College of Pennsylvania sign on main campus

York College is hosting an Oct. 20 Art Gallery Walk in downtown York that will feature the work of nine area high-school students. The event, organized by the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) and the Division of Art, will feature tours of gallery shows in the Market/Arts, WeCo and Royal Square districts from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is open to the public. For more information, email the Center at cce@ycp.edu.

The exhibition will kick off a new program called the Community Arts Scholars, which will offer cash prizes and scholarships, including a $20,000 scholarship to be awarded to the York College “Community Art Scholar.” The awardee will be a student who combines talent in the arts with a commitment to supporting and building York’s cultural community. 

Student work will be exhibited at the following locations on Oct. 20: 

Marketview Arts (37 West Philadelphia Street)
- Central York High School 
York Catholic High School

Creative York West (118 West Philadelphia Street)
Dallastown Area High School
York County School of Technology

I-ron-ic (256 West Philadelphia Street):
Logos Academy

Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects' @c o d (226 West Market Street):
York Suburban Senior High School

The Parliament Arts Organization (116 East King Street)
West York Area High School
William Penn High School

Prime Art Supply Co. (128 East King Street) 
York Country Day School

Top-rated artists from the Art Walk will compete for cash prizes and a York College scholarship in a follow-up exhibition throughout the month of November in Gallery Hall at Marketview Arts beginning on Nov. 4.

“This program demonstrates how the arts can bring our community together and attract families to enjoy our burgeoning arts districts,” said Dominic DelliCarpini, dean of the CCE. DelliCarpini is also optimistic about the larger goals of the Community Arts Scholars program, which will “bring to York College students who are committed both to their art and to building our community. This collaboration between the Center for Community Engagement and our Division of Art will demonstrate how crucial the arts are in the renaissance of York, and add new energy to it.”