We welcome the media's interest and coverage as part of our mission to inform area residents of Library services, resources, events and classes. Questions? Please contact Communication staff listed on this page.
“Viva City,” a juried art show featuring exceptional work by Minneapolis Public Schools high school students, is open now through April 11 in Cargill Hall Gallery at Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.
Art by Minneapolis Public Schools middle school students is similarly displayed through April 24 in John B. Davis Gallery at the Minneapolis Public Schools Davis Center, 1250 W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis.
Now in its 20th year, “Viva City” celebrates student achievement in visual and performing arts by selecting two-and three-dimensional works by students in participating schools, for professional display and community viewing.
Student artists also participate in “Session Days,” working with established artist mentors to learn about the professional practices of their chosen art form and more.
“[It’s] the premier arts event showcasing masterpieces created by young artists with a passion for drawing, ceramics, painting, graphic design and fiber arts — who happen to be MPS students!” stated Minneapolis Public Schools in a release.
Middle school and high school students involved in Viva City are eligible for awards from the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Utrecht, University of Minnesota, Minnesota College of Art and Design, and Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Viva City is coordinated by MPS Arts, which ensures equity of access to quality arts education for every MPS student, every day. For more information about MPS Arts and “Viva City,” visit mpsarts.org.
Exhibits are free.
Cargill Hall Gallery hours are the same as the library’s: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday.