Student Art on Display through March 18th!


If you haven’t been over to the Clear Lake Arts Center recently, you simply must go now to check out the North Iowa Student Art Exhibit.  The exhibition will be on view in the Hanson Gallery through Saturday, March 18. This exhibition is possible through a grant from the Hanson Family Foundation.

Not sure when would be a good time to go?

How about Saturday!

There will be a reception for students and teachers, Saturday, March 4 from 11-2.  The event is free and open to the public.

Over 240 pieces of artwork from Clear Lake, West Hancock, Hampton-Dumont-CAL, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura, and Forest City schools are showcased.  Art educators from Elementary through High School choose the art on display.  A wide variety of mediums are represented including both 2D and 3D pieces.

We all know the value of student art education in our school systems.

Art promotes expression and creativity, helping young minds develop.  Art helps students understand history.  Studying painting and other works of art often leads to understanding other cultures.  Arts education also imparts valuable skills that will serve students in their lives and careers: observation, problem-solving, innovation, and critical thinking.

The Clear Lake Arts Center understands the importance of a student exhibit.  In fact, they’ve been promoting the arts in North Iowa for decades.  Established in 1977, the Clear Lake Arts Council – now known as the Clear Lake Arts Center (CLAC), incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to ignite the creative spirit by engaging the diverse community.  They serve a regional audience by providing opportunities and inspiration through the visual, performing, and literary arts.

Clear Lake Arts Center

The Clear Lake Arts Center is a dynamic and vibrant hub which promotes and preserves creativity as part of every human’s daily life.

The Clear Lake Arts Center is located in charming downtown Clear Lake, Iowa at 17 South 4th Street.  It is an arts complex offering gallery exhibits, educational spaces, an Arts library, a unique gift shop, a performing arts center, and an outdoor sculpture courtyard. CLAC has an extensive yearly program calendar offering classes, exhibitions, and performances.

Visiting the Arts Center is free, and all are welcome from Tuesday – Saturday (10 am – 4 pm).