Naperville Sister Cities Commission Hosting Gallery Exhibition for 2017 Young Artists Showcase

Gallery Show and Awards Ceremony taking place Thursday, April 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Naperville’s Sister Cities Commission (SCC) is hosting a Gallery Exhibition to commemorate the young artists of Naperville who entered submissions into the 2017 Sister Cities Young Artists Showcase. The showcase will take place on Thursday, April 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Naperville Art League – Fine Art Center and Gallery, 508 N. Center St.

All submitted artwork will be displayed at the exhibition where the SCC will recognize one finalist, one semi-finalist and four honorable mentions. The finalist and semi-finalist will receive awards and the SCC will submit the finalist’s artwork to Sister Cities International in Washington, D.C. for national, and potentially international, recognition. Attendees can enjoy artwork submissions, refreshments and music courtesy of the Chicago Sinfonietta’s Project Inclusion Ensemble, which is sponsored by a Special Events and Cultural Amenities (SECA) grant.

This year’s theme, “We’re Going Places,” showcases the importance of travel and exchange in achieving peace. Entrants were encouraged to draw inspiration from their experiences with sister cities, travel, exchange, international friendships and their goals to present their vision of where the future will lead.

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