Youth Arts in the Parks
2013 Youth Arts in Parks Wildflower Contest:
A total of 329 students participated in the 2013 Youth Arts in the Parks art contest, all creating amazing and inspired works that celebrate local ecology. This year's participants came from 20 different schools in Fayette, Nicholas, and Raleigh Counties. Of these entries, the works of 55 students were selected to be put on display at Tamarack and on our website (see below). The top five pieces were featured as part of the Color Wheel art show in Tamarack's David L. Dickirson Fine Art Gallery; these five selected works were for public sale, along-side the work of adult artists in the Color Wheel show.
Check out student artwork from previous years:
Did You Know?
The New River Gorge was logged extensively thoughout the past century. The landscape is now recovering, with the park ecosystem returning to its more natural state, but there are still plenty of signs of the past activities.