March 4, 2017 through March 29, 2017

Valencia Library
23743 Valencia Boulevard
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

The Young Artists and Authors Showcase, inspired by the theme “Peace through People,” is presented in partnership with Sister Cities International (SCI) and Santa Clarita Sister Cities Program.  This exhibit, which is touring select cities across the United States, features the 2016 national and international winners and finalists of SCI’s contest, including poetry by Santa Clarita’s Cristal Ramirez.

For nearly three decades, SCI has leveraged the power that art has to transform societies and transcend cultural boundaries through the Young Artists and Authors Showcase.  The program has given youth ages 13-18 from around the globe the opportunity to express their vision for a more unified, peaceful world through original artwork and literature.  Young artists, authors, photographers, and filmmakers shared their vision of peace and expressed how connecting globally allows them and their communities to prosper.

The City of Santa Clarita City Council, the Arts Commission, Arts and Events staff and representatives from Santa Clarita Sister Cities will hold a free reception on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Valencia Library.