Chapman Cultural Center Receives Support from SunTrust Foundation

Spartanburg, SC – Chapman Cultural Center is pleased to announce it received a $5,000 grant from the SunTrust Foundation. The grant was used in support of National Youth Art Month.

The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month. Youth Art Month encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety. The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers the program at the national level. The program provides an opportunity for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences unlike any other curriculum subjects, including:

Problem solving
Creativity
Observation
Communication

Chapman Cultural Center uses space inside the Moseley Building as a rotating gallery for the display of youth art year round. Exhibits are changed every 6-8 weeks, with new art from 1-2 school districts. Every March, as a part of National Youth Art Month, Chapman Cultural Center displays art from youth representing the entirety Spartanburg County, culminating in a celebratory reception.

Kimberly Jolley, First Vice President at SunTrust, said: “Youth Art Month is such an exciting time at Chapman Cultural Center. SunTrust Foundation is proud to support this program and the flourishing young artists in our community.” Local SunTrust employees generously donate their time volunteering to hang youth art and serve at the reception.

“Youth Art Month is a wonderful time to celebrate the thousands of talented students and teachers across Spartanburg County in one big exhibit!” said Ava Hughes, Education Director for Chapman Cultural Center. “Thanks to the support of SunTrust Foundation, thousands of people across all Spartanburg visit the Chapman Cultural Center to see their young artists' works displayed. We are grateful to SunTrust Foundation for helping to make these lifelong memories possible!”

Watch Chapman Cultural Center's Importance of Art Education Video!

About Chapman Cultural Center
Our mission is to provide cultural leadership for Greater Spartanburg by developing, strengthening, and promoting the scope, excellence and educational role of the arts, humanities and sciences, and to further their significance in the life of our community.