Creativity for more than 40 Years!
Union's Fine Arts Department proudly presents YouthArts!, an annual fine arts festival showcasing the creative works and talents of elementary and secondary students.
YouthArts! is one of the longest running festivals of its type in the state of Oklahoma. In fact, it is celebrating its 45th anniversary in the spring of 2024.
YouthArts! was founded by Ed Tackett, now retired director of Fine Arts, and has grown immensely over the years.
Under the direction of the district's 50-plus fine arts teachers, the multi-day event is scheduled in April and May and includes a variety of performances and exhibitions all open to the public. Those include:
2023 YouthArts! Celebration
One of the highlights of this year's 44th annual YouthArts! Festival at Union Public Schools was the fine arts exhibition at the UMAC.
The show featured art work from students from all over the district, representing each of the school sites.