The Youth Exhibit encourages students to become actively involved with the arts. This special exhibit has evolved into a major showcase for student's artwork throughout New Mexico. Each year a panel of volunteer Judges review and jury the artwork submitted to the summer Fair. Student awards, ribbons and certificates are awarded to the most outstanding student's artwork entered. The Youth Exhibit has grown to over 500 entries and invites preschool through high school students to participate.
Kids of all ages enjoy exploring their artistic talent and creating their own unique pieces of artwork at the New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair's Youth Exhibit. There is Fun for Everyone at this summer Fair!
The Youth Exhibit is located at EXPO New Mexico, (state fairgrounds) in the Manuel Lujan Building.
Kids 12 and under: FREE ADMISSION
The Fair's mission is to promote a premier juried New Mexico arts and crafts event that showcases the most talented artists and craftspeople and creates a significant economic impact throughout the state. The Fair also encourages and supports youth artists ensuring that future generations will have a venue to display and sell their work directly to the public.
New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization.