The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) will exhibit artwork of children in Kindergarten through fifth grade from Bluffton area elementary schools for the 5th Annual Children’s K-5 Art Expo. The exhibit will take place from from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17 and from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18 at SoBA’s Center for Creative Arts building adjacent to the gallery.
An opening reception for the public will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 18 at the Center for Creative Arts, 8 Church St.
“SoBA is committed to encouraging and promoting young people’s creative art,” said Mary Ann Putzier, an event organizer. “The past shows have been wonderful, well received by the children’s families and the general public.”
Art Teachers in each school are asked to select two art pieces (two-dimension only) from each grade level — a total of 12 pieces — that represent the children’s art and the art program in their schools. A SoBA representative will collect and return. Homeschooled children are encouraged to enter their artwork and attend the event. There is no fee required for this program. For more information, contact Mary Ann Putzier at 843-705-5443.
“This gives the children a venue to display their work in a professional setting and brings folks to Bluffton’s Old Town Art District,” Putzier said. “SoBA is pleased to meet so many great (future) artists, families, teachers, friends. Everyone benefits from this collaborative effort.”