Algonquin Hosts Fifth Annual Student Art Exhibit; Reception Is April 4

Algonquin Hosts Fifth Annual Student Art Exhibit; Reception Is April 4

The village of Algonquin’s annual Student Art Exhibit will run April 1-20 at the Algonquin Area Public Library (2600 Harnish Drive). The student art show is in its fifth year, and is organized by the Village’s Public Arts Commission.

This year’s exhibit will feature a record 95 artworks created by local middle school students in a variety of media, including painting and drawing. The participating schools this year are Algonquin Middle School, St. John’s Lutheran School, St. Margaret Mary Catholic School, and Westfield Community School.

Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 10.40.22 AMAn awards reception with light refreshments will be held at the library from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Monday, April 4. The Algonquin Public Arts Commission will recognize the participating students in attendance, as well as hand out awards to several “Best in Show” winners from each school.

Additionally, the top overall artwork in design and execution will be awarded the third annual Richard A. Rehwaldt Memorial Award, in honor of the late community arts supporter and former Algonquin Public Arts Commission member Richard Rehwaldt who helped develop the village’s first student art exhibit in 2012.

The Algonquin Student Art Exhibit will be on display at the library April 1-20. Regular library hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Both the awards reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

For additional information or questions, please contact Ben Mason, Senior Planner, at 847-658-4184.

The Algonquin Public Art Program was established in 2005 with the purpose of enhancing the community’s sense of place through a celebration of art. Algonquin is recognized as a leader in public art, and was highlighted in the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s (CMAP) publication “Arts and Culture Planning: A Toolkit for Communities”, which can be accessed online at

SOURCE: Village of Algonquin news release