D211 Post: District 211 Art Students to Participate in Scholarship Art Show February 24
The best student artists from approximately 125+ Illinois high schools will converge to showcase their art and vie for more than $67,600,000 in college scholarships offered at the 6th Annual Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE). Students representing every school from across District 211 will showcase works of art at the exhibit. Currently more than $3 million in scholarship money has been earned by the students.
The shows runs from Monday, February 11th through Friday, March 8th at the Zhou B Art Center and Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood.
Some 4,000 students, teachers, parents, college representatives, school district administrators, and guests are expected to attend the state’s largest high school student art exhibition that is also widely considered the gold standard amongst high school student art exhibitions nationwide.
A public opening will be hosted on Sunday, February 24th, 2019 from 10am-6pm at the Zhou B and Bridgeport Art Centers. The IHSAE features several unique programs for high school art students and K-12 Art Educators throughout the year. The first of many events is the IHSAE’s General Exhibition; a “Best of the Best” Show featuring over 800 works of art, in 8 distinct categories, from Illinois suburban, public and private high schools along with a Vendor & Career Expo. Both of these events will be held at the Zhou B. Art Center. This year, The Bridgeport Art Center is home to the IHSAE’s signature events: the awards ceremonies, early college scholarship announcements, college recruitment fair and senior scholarship announcements. The Senior Scholarship Exhibition will exhibit some 532 senior artworks and recognize scholarship offers totaling over $67.6 million dollars. IHSAE has partnered with more than 40 art schools, colleges and universities from across the nation; most of which, will be on hand to meet with students and parents at the College Recruitment Fair, running from 10am-2pm.