Student artists and writers officially open the 2012 Art.Write.Now D.C. exhibit by cutting the ribbon.
Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Education

Guest post by Alliance staffer Courtney Buckland, Project Administrator

On October 12, students, families, and teachers from across the country gathered at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC to celebrate the opening of the 2012 Art.Write.Now D.C. exhibition. More than 180 National Award-winning works from the 2012 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are on exhibit at the Department of Education (DoED) and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities from now until the end of August 2013. The DoED is also home to a film reel of student videos, Kindles loaded with The Best Teen Writing of 2012, and poems from our 2012 National Student Poets.

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This edited post originally appeared on Scholastic’s On Our Mind blog on October 5.

If you are in Detroit, you must go to Art.Write.Now…right now! The official traveling exhibition of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has kicked off in Motor City at the College for Creative Studies. More than 100 pieces of art and writing, plus the complete works of the five National Student Poets, are available for all visitors to see, read and experience.

The Art.Write.Now Tour is an important part of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards as it not only shares the brilliant and bold works of our nation’s most creative teens, but it also inspires other students to express their talent and for adults to spread the word to teens in their lives. Read More