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Carnegie looking for creative works for youth exhibit
Bluebird Ashley Huh age 12
The Carnegie Arts Center is accepting creations from the areas youth for their third annual Ready, Set, Show! - photo by Photo Contributed

A unique exhibition will be on view this summer at the Carnegie Arts Center in downtown Turlock.  Children in grades K-12 (ages 5-18) are invited to present their creative work to the public in the Carnegie’s Ferrari Gallery, a museum-quality exhibition space. Entries will be received from June 1 to June 4.


Entries are limited to a maximum of three per child, and if more than one work is submitted it must be created using different media. Complete details are available on the Call for Entries page of the Carnegie’s website at


“This will be our third exhibition of works by school-age artists, and the first time that high school students will be included. With the establishment of the Marian Ciriscioli Youth Arts Fund in 2015 we have the resources to make this exhibit a fun annual event,” said Lisa McDermott director of the Carnegie Arts Center. “We think it is important to do something that is encouraging to young artists in Turlock and the many surrounding communities.”


In order to engage young artists, a hands-on station will be available in the gallery while the show is on view. McDermott adds, “When parents bring their kids in to see the exhibit they’ll have the opportunity to make some art right then and there! When they see art made by other children their age, they may want to try it too, so we’ll have some of the tools and materials in place for experimentation.”


“Ready, Set, Show!” will have an opening reception from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 9, as part of the free Family Friday series, sponsored by Off Center Thrift and Gift. There will be refreshments and activities for everyone. 


The Carnegie Arts Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays.