Rome City School District is celebrating Youth Art Month (Y.A.M.) in conjunction with Rome Art Teachers and the Rome Art Association throughout the month of March. The 2023 theme for Y.A.M is Your Art, Your Voice. Forty-three (43) select works of art from Rome students, K-12, are showcased during the month of March at the Cinema Capitol Gallery, 230 W. Dominick Street, Rome.
The opening reception on March 3rd drew families, art teachers and community members. The City of Rome, NY, Mayor, Jackie Izzo issued a Proclamation celebrating the month of March as "Youth Art Month".
“To see student art on display in a professional art gallery right in our own community is very exciting and important. It also provides a wonderful cultural experience that will help to develop an appreciation for the arts,” said Mary Lou Kernan, coordinator of the art department and art teacher.
Youth Art Month is celebrated in March every year. This month is set aside to celebrate and promote arts and arts education across the country. The month is specifically for the visual arts, and as the name suggests, is geared toward children of all ages. Youth Art Month came together to emphasize the importance of visual arts for children.