Young Scholars students are displaying their artwork at Standpipe Coffee House downtown in celebration of Texas for Art Education Association (TAEA) Big Art Day. The artwork is on display for the week and demonstrates the importance of showcasing the talents of the Young Scholars program. The Young Scholars program is for students third through fifth grade and provides enhanced art and STEM activities for students who are not already enrolled in an advanced academics program.

Lisa Haglund, Advanced Academics Coordinator, was hanging the artwork at Standpipe yesterday afternoon. The artwork is colorful and has a fish motif.

“The goal of the Big Art Day is to publicly show the great things young artists are doing and to provide joy to others,” she said.

According to the TAEA website Big Art Day is “an art happening to raise awareness of art education and art as a creative force in our communities on a BIG statewide scale. It is an attempt by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) to engage all art educators, their students and communities in a single day art event.”

All are encouraged to swing by Standpipe and take photos of the artwork and make sure to sign the comment book for the students to see what you thought of their artwork.