The Montpelier Center for Arts and Education opens the 12th annual Celebration of the Arts on April 25 — three juried exhibitions including a national show, a regional exhibit and a show for young artists.
"Last year's winners of the national show were from Texas and Connecticut," says the center's executive director, Ann Comfort. The winner of the national category receives $1,000, and the Virginia honoree gets $500. Works on display include watercolor, oil, pencil and mixed media on canvas or paper.
The young artists are in three age groups, from 6 to 18. They will receive ribbons of recognition and art materials as prizes.
Advance ticket prices are $10 for center members and $15 for guests. Tickets purchased at the door are $15 for members and $20 for guests. The opening reception gives those attending the opportunity to view the works available for purchase.
For more information and tickets, call 883-7378 or visit montpeliercenter.org .