Youth Art Month Celebrated at the Savannah Mall

By February 26, 2014Local NewsWIRE

(SAVANNAH, GA)In recognition of National Youth Art Month (YAM), the Savannah Mall will showcase 34 artwork panels created by local youth. Unveiling March 1, the displays will feature creative works from students in Chatham County public schools.

YAM is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children, and to encourage support for quality school art programs. This year’s theme is “Folk Art on my Mind.”

Created in 1961, YAM is focused on expanding and creating art programs in schools, as it recognizes art education as imperative for developing divergent and critical thinking, multi-cultural awareness, and technical, communication and expressive skills. The Council for Art Education (CFAE), a sponsor of Youth Art Month, adopted the national theme, “Start With Art, Learn for Life.”

Catriona Schaefer, from the Chatham County Board Of Education, said, “Youth Art Month, which is sponsored by The Council for Art Education, provides a venue for our students to showcase their learning from Kindergarten through the 12th grade, and it applauds their efforts, talents, and skills. We are very fortunate that our district recognizes and supports access to the arts in our schools, as we develop the next generation of leaders.”

The Youth Art Month display will be on exhibit at the Savannah Mall until March 31.


Originated in 1990, the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St., features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall is also home to Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Claire’s, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Marks & Morgan Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, LiveOak Orchids, Fitness Emporium, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more. The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features Chick-fil-a, Savannah Gyro, Sbarro Italian Eatery, Saigon Flavors, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery, the Nutty Bavarian and Pete’s Italian Ice. This summer, the Savannah Mall plans to open Toby Keith I love this Bar and Grill and Pole Position. The Savannah Mall has a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level for children. For leasing information, contact Becky Orsi-Faircloth, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663
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