Art Center Sarasota to Present The North County K-12 Spring Art Show

The exhibition will run April 30-May 13.

By: Apr. 13, 2024
Art Center Sarasota to Present The North County K-12 Spring Art Show
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Students from 18 elementary, 7 middle, and 6 high schools throughout Sarasota County will show off their creative talents at the North County K-12 Spring Art Show, April 30-May 13, at Art Center Sarasota. Nearly 50 teachers are part of the effort. Debra Markley, Sarasota High School's art department chairperson, and Angela Hartvigsen, the fine arts program specialist for Sarasota County Schools, are leading the coordination. The North County Art show is presented in conjunction with the South County Art Show at the Venice Art Center (April 29 – May 9) to comprise the Sarasota County Schools' Spring Art Show, serving all the county's public schools. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For information, visit the button below or call 941-365-2032.

“The Sarasota County Schools Spring Art Show is always a gratifying and exciting event,” says Angela Hartvigsen, the fine arts program specialist for Sarasota County Schools. “Our partnership with Art Center Sarasota for the North County Art Show is invaluable, contributing to its enduring success over many decades. Our students are fortunate to display their artwork in a professional space and collaborate with an organization dedicated to supporting arts education.”

Christina Baril, the exhibitions director at Art Center Sarasota, expresses her excitement about hosting the North County Spring Art Show once more this year. She emphasizes the significance of this annual event to ACS and the community, highlighting it as a wonderful opportunity to display the creativity and skill of the participating children and young adults.

High school students will be eligible for several large awards. Ringling College of Art and Design is awarding two $10,000 scholarships and State College of Florida is awarding a one year, full-tuition scholarship.  Ringling College is also offering $395 scholarships to be applied toward teen concentration or pre-college courses at the college. 

Other awards include: A $100 Best in Show prize for a senior from Education Foundation of Sarasota County; two $300 prizes from Art Center Sarasota; a $100 prize from Art & Frame Sarasota; a $100 prize from the Sarasota Art Education Association; and $100, $50 and $25 awards from Arts Advocates.

The following schools are participating: 

Alta Vista Elementary

Ashton Elementary

Bay Haven School

Booker High

Booker Middle

Brentwood Elementary

Brookside Middle

Emma E. Booker Elementary

Fruitville Elementary

Gocio Elementary

Gulf Gate Elementary

Lakeview Elementary

McIntosh Middle

Oak Park School

Phillippi Shores Elementary

Pine View School

Riverview High

Sarasota Academy of the Arts

Sarasota High

Sarasota Middle

Sarasota Military Academy

Sarasota School of Arts & Sciences

Southside Elementary

Suncoast School for Innovative Studies

Tatum Ridge Elementary

Tuttle Elementary

Wilkinson Elementary


About Art Center Sarasota 

Founded in 1926, Art Center Sarasota serves as the first and oldest visual arts organization in Sarasota. Art Center Sarasota is admission-free and open to the public; our mission is to bring together creatives and the broader public to increase understanding of our human condition, support wellbeing, and build community connection through the universal language of art. 


Art Center Sarasota

707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

Phone: 941-365-2032 


Gallery Hours 

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday: Noon-5 p.m.


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