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Youth Art Expo

The Youth Art Expo is a biennial community art program that encompasses a multifaceted exhibition of work created by K–12-grade students from the Roaring Fork Valley (and beyond) alongside dynamic artist mentors. Students are invited to exhibit their creations at the Museum and participate in workshops offered by visiting artists, museum educators, and at their local schools. The Aspen Art Museum provides curricula and materials to ensure every school can access resources to participate. Our 2023 iteration, Puppets, Masks & Storytelling, showed us that this is an educational model worth sharing and expanding. We are so excited to announce our theme for 2025, so stay tuned!

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2023 Youth Art Expo

Thank you to all of the 2023 participants!
This exhibition would not have been possible without your amazing effort!
We look forward to welcoming you back to our 2025 Youth Art Expo!

2023 Youth Art Expo: Puppets, Masks, and Storytelling

(Apr 29-May 28)

Theme: Puppets, Masks, and Storytelling

2023 Expo Mentors:

Brothers Pablo and Efrain Del Hierro from Puerto Rico and their unique and improvisational puppetry collective, Poncili Creación, will lead workshops, performances, and exhibition design.
Workshops Available:
- Day 1 Workshop
- Day 2 Workshop

Rachel Sherk and Aaron Rourk from the MAPS non-profit (Music Art Puppets and Sound), which focuses on bringing experimental art, theater, and music practices to underserved and marginalized communities, will lead additional workshops and performances.

Individual students may participate by attending one of the Wednesday Workshops dedicated to puppets and mask-making. More information about this is forthcoming.

Please consult the museum calendar for dates.

The 2023 Youth Art Expo was made possible with the support provided by:

The Rita and Jeffrey Adler Foundation, Idit and Moti Ferder, Anna and Matt Freedman, Andrea and James Gordon, Liz and Eric Lefkofsky, Melony and Adam Lewis, the Questrom Education Fund, June and Paul Schorr, an Anonymous Donor, and the City of Aspen.

City of Aspen

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.