Youth unite for change

The United Way is looking for creative and inspiring youth for art exhibit

The United Way is looking for creative and inspiring youth.

In celebration of United Way of Greater Victoria’s 75th anniversary, the organization is planning a visual arts exhibit to showcase the art of youth aged 14 to 19 who reside in the Capital Region.

Young people are invited to submit art based on the theme ‘Change starts here.’ The intention is to inspire young people to respond creatively to social issues in Greater Victoria and offer ideas on how to make a difference in our community. They are looking for creative, expressive and thought-provoking submissions that educate, challenge beliefs and raise awareness.

Participants will have the opportunity to present their work professionally, win prizes and apply for a $2,500 scholarship to a program of their choice.

All submissions that fall within the guidelines will be showcased. The exhibit will take place at the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria’s new Arts Centre at Cedar Hill April 30 to May 13. Opening night is May 4 in conjunction with United Way’s YouthNOW! Awards.

Submission deadline is March 31. For more information and entry form, go to www.uwgv.ca or call Cordelia at 250-220-7362.