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Youth Art Exhibit Opening- Helena

  • Lower Mississippi River Foundation 107 Perry Street Helena, AR 72342 United States (map)

WaterWays is a traveling Smithsonian exhibit that will be in Clarksdale this fall.  As part of the exhibit we will be hosting youth art exhibitions in Helena and Clarksdale.  Local students are encouraged to submit artwork to be displayed at the exhibition. Students may choose to sell their work or have it returned to them at the end of the exhibit (suggested price, $10/piece).  All proceeds will be returned to the schools to be used at the teacher’s discretion.

How to Participate:

All groups wishing to showcase work should schedule an in-class visit from an LMRF educator and/or a tour of the WaterWays exhibit prior to beginning the project.   We strongly encourage all groups to schedule a field trip to view the exhibit for all students who wish to submit work. The exhibit is in Clarksdale from Aug 31st- Oct 13th.  

Submission Criteria:   

Water is central to human existence, it shapes how and where we live, it plays a role in culture, tradition, art and music.  The WaterWays exhibit explores the ways water plays a role in our everyday lives. Submissions should also reflect the role that water plays in our lives.  All submissions should be accompanied by a short explanation of how the art reflects the artist’s personal relationship with water. Each entry should include artists name, age, school and cost for purchasing the work.

Art Opening Reception:

Students and families are invited to attend an opening reception for the art exhibit

Helena:  Thursday, Sept 27th  5pm- 7pm

Clarksdale:  Saturday, Sept 29th  12pm-1pm


How to Submit:

Entries should be delivered to LMRF’s offices in Clarksdale or Helena by Tuesday Sept 25th.  

291 Sunflower Ave, Clarksdale MS

107 Perry St, Helena, AR


Contact Information

Shannon McMulkin

Lower Mississippi River Foundation



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