The Best of Elementary Art Show 2024

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Best of Elementary Art Show: honoring student artists and their teachers

# A Showcase of Wonder, Imagination

Libraries and discovery go hand-in-hand. A great book can spark a lifetime of curiosity. And nothing quite beats that look of awe and surprise on a child's face the first time they walk into a library... All they have to do is use their imagination and worlds of possibilities await them!

The annual Best of Elementary Art Show honors the fantastic work of student artists and their teachers in the Visual Art programs at Duval County Public Schools. 

Starting Thursday, March 14, one or more pieces of artwork from every public elementary school student will be put on display at library locations throughout the city. Following the library art show, a virtual exhibition will be available to share and enjoy.

# Main Library

The Best of Elementary Art Show runs March 16 through April 14 at the Main Library, followed closely by our annual Best of Middle School Art Exhibition (April 17 - May 14). Artwork on display at our downtown library will represent a mix of students from around the city. 

Be sure to join us downtown on April 3 for Art Walk (always the first Wednesday of the month). We are open until 9 p.m. for the festivities! The Main Library is located at 303 N. Laura St., across the street from James Weldon Johnson Park, one of Art Walk's three major hubs.

# Other Library Locations

The Best of Elementary Art Show runs March 14 through April 23 at select library locations across Jacksonville. Artwork featured in these local exhibits will be, by and large, created by students from the closest elementary school to each library.

Regional Libraries:

Highlands, Pablo Creek, Southeast, and Charles Webb Wesconnett

Participating branches: 

Argyle, Beaches, Bradham and Brooks, Brentwood, Mandarin, Bill Brinton Murray Hill, Regency, San Marco, South Mandarin, University Park, and West.