Children’s Art Show Draws Hundreds of Viewers

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Last week, The Children’s Aid Society hosted its 12th annual Children’s Art Show at the Dunlevy Milbank Center, located in Harlem. Hundreds of children, families and friends from the community arrived at Milbank’s gymnasium, which had been transformed into a fully functioning gallery with 186 pieces of curated and professionally framed artwork. The show featured traditional still lifes, self-portraits and many other styles of paintings, in addition to model cities, paper mache fashion pieces and impressive photography. All items on display were products of countless hours of work by children and teenagers from our community schools and community centers around New York City.  

The evening also featured a reception, kicked off by remarks from Children’s Aid’s President and CEO Richard R. Buery Jr. and COO William D. Weisberg. This was followed by musical performances from Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School’s hip-hop group “Apollo Luck” and guitar soloist Adam Avalo, and elementary school blues musicians from Milbank’s “Harmony in Harlem.”

At The Children’s Aid Society, we believe that engagement in the arts is an essential component of the healthy, holistic development of every child. We strive to provide high-quality arts programming for the children we serve, who may not receive a full range of arts opportunities at school. A special thanks goes out to our generous sponsors and supporters who allowed us to celebrate our students’ artistic achievement.

Photography by Lily Kesselman