York College to host Art Gallery Walk featuring work of local high-school students on Oct. 20
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 email@example.com.
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
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.”