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Washougal Youth Arts Month

March is Washougal Youth Arts Month! Events across Washougal School District celebrate incredible student-made art work all month long. 


Washougal Youth Arts Month Gallery

The Washougal Youth Arts Month Gallery is an annual tradition in Washougal, offered by Washougal School District, the City of Washougal, and the Washougal Arts & Culture Alliance. Please join us at this free, family-friendly event, showcasing student works created in art and Career and Technical Education classes from all Washougal schools. It will be presented at the Washougal Town Center on March 21, 22, and 23.

  • Dates: March 21 & 22 from 5-7 PM, and March 23 from 12 to 4 PM; 
  • Location: Washougal Town Center, 1700 Main St, Washougal

Washougal Community Library

Everyone’s an Artist

    • Wednesday March 6th & 20th from 4-5pm
    • Free, all ages
    • Each week, families are invited to explore a new type of art. Kids create their own art piece to take home at the end of each session.
    • Location: Washougal Library, 1661 C St, Washougal

Take-Home Craft Kits

    • Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, when available.
    • Families can swing by the Washougal Community Library to pick up take-home art kits during library open hours.
    • Location: Washougal Library, 1661 C St, Washougal

Rock Painting with the Paint Roller

    • March 2, 9, and 16 at 1-3 pm
    • Be part of the “Kids of Washougal Rock Garden!” Join us at the Reflection Plaza to paint your rock masterpiece! Paints and rocks provided, just bring your creativity! Offered by The Paint Roller and City of Washougal. This event is free of charge, no registration.
    • Location: Reflection Plaza, 1703 Main Street, Washougal

Student Musical Concerts in March

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2024: Cape Horn-Skye 1st grade, General Music. 6 pm, FREE.
  • Thursday, Mar 21, 2024: WHS Band Concert, 7 pm, FREE.
  • Thursday, Mar 21, 2024: Cape and CCMS grades 5-8 band concert, 7 pm, FREE.
  • Tuesday Mar 26, 2024:  WHS and JMS Choir Concert at WHS, 6 pm, FREE.
  • Wednesday, Mar 27, 2024: Future Husky Band Concert with CRGE, Gause, Hathaway, and JMS Band Concert at JMS, 6 pm, FREE.

STRIDE Art Contest

Our partners at the Washougal Schools Foundation are celebrating 20 years since the first Stride Fun run/walk for Education, and they will use a student design on the 2.5” circle medals given out at the race. Students can create Stride themed artwork and submit it using the submission form.

Events Beyond March

Brickzone Art-Rageous Art Camp!

    • Dates: April 1-April 4th (Mon-Thurs)
    • Time: 9-12 pm
    • Ages: 4-10
    • Costs: $130 (Includes art supplies and materials, snacks)

Act now to have your student attend the ART-RAGEOUS Spring Break Art Camp at Brickzone Kids! Each day kids will explore ways to create with different art mediums at this camp! We will create a wishing dandelion art painting on canvas, bubble-blowing and marble paintings on card stock, along with paper roll flower paintings as well. Kids will also use tissue paper to make rainbows, create spring-themed bead necklaces, and have fun playing in our playdough and LEGO areas. The “Art Bar” will be open each day to get those creative minds flowing! Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy! Learn more at Spring Break Art-rageous Camp | brick-zone (

WHS Drama Presents “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

  • Dates: May 10 & 11, May 17 & 18
  • Time: To be announced
  • Ages: All ages
  • Location: Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School, 1201 39th Street, Washougal, WA 98671

The talented WHS Drama students will present Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in May.  This is the version that played on Broadway in 2019, and is an update of the classic story.


About Youth Arts Month

Washougal Youth Arts Month has been a local tradition since 2019. It is made possible through a partnership with Washougal School District, Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance, Washougal Schools Foundation and City of Washougal.

“The arts are an important element of our students’ education in Washougal,” said Mary Templeton, WSD Superintendent. “Student exposure and participation in both fine arts and performance arts are essential to educating the whole child.” Research indicates that high-quality art educational opportunities can improve critical-thinking skills and even help to foster important values such as empathy and tolerance.

National Youth Arts Month started in 1961 when the Council for Art Education and National Art Education Association named March as Youth Arts Month to recognize art education and the value of art to create a better quality of life for all people.