Front Range Focuses on Art from their Youth and Teens

“The Great One” Cai Robinson; Youth 12 & Under, Scholarship Award Mixed Media; Resident

The residents of Castle Rock have come forth with their incredible talents once again for the Seventh Annual Greater Castle Rock Art Guild National Arts Program® Exhibit. Coordinator and Art Guild President, Ellie Ludvigsen commented that, “this was the first year we asked a youth to help give out awards and we will do that every year from now on. It emphasized the focus on youth and teens. We were especially gratified that the number of teens again doubled from last year. We are also seeing some of the youngsters who started out seven years ago now have grown up to be very artistically inclined teens. We are very proud of them and that they have stuck with their artwork and with the NAP.”

The Greater Castle Rock Art Guild coordinates one of our few shows that incorporate residents and their family members. They held their awards reception on October 11th and had a wonderful turn out with approximately 225 guests despite the cold and rainy weather. We are happy to support the Guild and their efforts to encourage art in their community and are pleased to know that the youth and teens are being recognized. Our hope is that in future years the show will continue to draw those with blossoming visual artist talent.