Sparking the Arts


Sparking the Arts

Annual event draws a huge crowd.

The 2015 event was held on August 6 at the Wetumpka Civic Center located at 410 South Main Street in Wetumpka. There were more over one hundred entries from 13 participating schools.

It's wonderful to see the “SPARK” in the students eyes as they come up on the stage to accept their awards and then walk around showing off their medals.

Sparking the Arts, an annual student achievement outreach program organized by the Elmore County Art Guild, began in 2010. However, the Guild began holding annual youth achievement  programs in 1993. The program is designed to provide encouragement and recognition for local student achievement in the visual arts. Entries will be nominated by representative artists from the Elmore County Art Guild. The artwork will be selected from private schools, public schools, and private studio programs throughout Elmore County.

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2019 Program Details

Sparking the Arts

2019 Program

The 2019 Sparking the Arts Awards Ceremony and Reception is scheduled for May 14 at 4:00 pm at the Wetumpka Civic Center located at 410 South Main Street in Wetumpka. Additional details will be forthcoming.

GRADE LEVELS: Group One: Students in grades K through 5, Group Two: Students in grades 6 through 8, Group three: Students in grades 9 through 12

2019 Program

  • Show DatesMay 14, 2019
  • Take-InTo Be Determined
  • Reception/AwardsMay 14, 4:00 pm
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Sparking the Arts 2019

Volunteers are needed, for more information contact Shirley Esco at 334.399.5115.

How to Participate

To learn more about how to participate, parents, teachers and school administrators should contact Shirley Esso at 334.399.5115.

2019 Sponsors

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is the proragm open to both public and private schools?

    The program is open to both public and private schools and art studios located in Elmore County.

    What grades can participate?

    The program is open to students in kindergarden through 12th grade.

    Does the artwork have to be framed?

    It is not neccesary for the artwork to be framed, but it must be matted or drymounted.

    How is the artwork returned to the student?

    Students or parents should pickup the artwork at the conclusion of the reception.

      Sparking the Arts

      Download list of 2015 Award Winners

      Examples of 2016 Entries

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