The Festival is taking a different turn this year and changing our traditional Arts at the Port Youth Art Show into an Emerging Artist Exhibition. It will focus on bodies of work from high school, college or young adult artists, who are interested in pursuing art as a career. Matching these young artists with adult mentors, our goal is to create a unique opportunity for emerging artists to learn from, and have the opportunity to show alongside professional adult peers. If you are a high school, college or young adult artist and are interested in applying – or an arts professional interested in becoming a mentor – please contact Rita James, Creative Manager firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Festival Youth Area on 7th Street will focus on art and activities for younger-age artists.
The Emerging Art Exhibition is part of the Arts at the Port exhibition located in the Port Transit Shed Event Center at the north end of Commercial Avenue and will be open on July 29. The exhibition will also be open July 31 – Aug 3 from 9-5 and during Festival hours August 4-6.