image-3I know we’re always telling our blog readers to “Save the Date,” but this is a really SPECIAL date to put on your calendar now. SATURDAY, MAY 2 is the 25th annual Young Masters Art Show, sponsored by Assistance League of Irvine in the Irvine Civic Center Plaza from 1 to 4 pm. This is a FREE family event with hands-on craft activities, refreshments, and a fantastic art exhibit featuring over 500 pieces of children’s art.

Irvine Unified School District art specialist teachers select one piece of art from every K – 6 classroom in the district to be showcased at Young Masters, and these young students are SO talented. The art will stay on display in the lobby of City Hall through May 14, but you have to be there MAY 2 for everything else!

This year our craft stations will include Clay Creations, decorating picture frames, painting mini-flower pots, and – a Selfie booth! Face painting and balloon creations will be back by popular demand.

Don’t miss the entertainment, which will feature the Irvine Elementary Honor Choir, the Irvine High Jazz Ensembles, and the Woodbridge High Percussion Ensemble (consistently ranked as one of the best high-school percussion groups in the nation).

Art, crafts, music – what better way to spend an afternoon? Bring the whole family and we’ll see you on May 2!

SAVE THE DATE! Young Masters Art Show 2014

“Every child is an artist.” – Pablo Picasso


Every year in May, Assistance League of Irvine sponsors an amazing event that allows every child to be an artist for an afternoon. Our 24th Young Masters Art Show will take place on Saturday, May 3, from 1 – 4 pm at Irvine City Hall. The FREE activities will include hands-on art projects for children, musical performances by Irvine high schools, face painting, balloon artists and – complimentary refreshments! A perfect event for the entire family!

Along with all this, almost 500 artworks created by Irvine elementary school students (one selection representing each elementary school classroom) will be on display inside City Hall during the festivities. These “Young Masters” are so talented, it’s unbelievable. You’ll be awed by the creativity of the artwork, and you’ll have a new appreciation for the work our Irvine Unified School District Art Specialist teachers are doing in the classroom. And you’ll be similarly impressed by the high school music groups – these teenagers sound like professional musicians.

But the best part of Young Masters is seeing the joy the kids have as they make their own art projects at the hands-on art stations. Here “every child is an artist,” feeling the thrill of creativity and reminding us that the arts enrich us all.

Put Young Masters on your calendar for May 3 – we hope to see you there!