The Santa Maria Public Library and the Arts Fund kicked off the fourth annual Teen Arts Mentorship Exhibition Wednesday.
The show features artwork from 23 student artists from eight schools in the northern Santa Barbara County area. Artwork will be on display at Shepard Hall in the Santa Maria Public Library.
Teens who participated in the program learned skills in font and letter design, pen and ink drawing, printmaking, and photography.
Some of the young artists felt like this was their first foot in the door in the creative world.
“It’s very exciting because it makes me feel like I’m getting out there in showing my art,” said Catalina Wilson, who goes to Fesler Jr. High School.
The Teen Arts Mentorship offers classes every year in photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, and more.
The show will be on display through Monday, October 29.
To join a class or learn more about the program, call 805-965-7321 or click here.
Classes are free for students between the ages of 13 and 18.