By Isabella Bustanoby
For the second year, 64 AVPA Art Students participated in The Culver City Art Walk sponsored by The Culver City Arts District/City of Culver City. AVPA Art’s exhibition, “WANTED”, was another huge success with hundreds of people streaming in the gallery throughout the day. AVPA Art’s student work were exhibited alongside the professional galleries in Culver City.
Works from acrylic, watercolor, pastel to Prismacolor adorned the room. At 2 p.m. the event officially began. Parents, friends, family, and art patrons from the community walked the gallery space and viewed the work. “It was very exciting. It seemed that everyone appreciated the art.” stated junior Sara Alamillo. The gallery space never fell silent as students and their friends and family enjoyed the exhibition. “The number of people who didn’t know what AVPA was and had never been to a high school art show was staggering, and they all seemed very impressed with our work,” explained senior Isabella Bustanoby. AVPA art student Ana Belcher agreed, and further explained, “The show was a huge success and really fun for the entire community.”
Participation in the Culver City Art Walk is an honor and a special celebration of the arts. It’s unique for a program like AVPA to have been asked to participate by our own city. “Thank you to the City of Culver City for giving us this opportunity and the amazing gallery space!” states Isabella Bustanoby. AVPA Art is very appreciative of the generosity of our community to support young artists and their creativity.