The Arts

These initiatives help young people enhance self-expression and creativity, develop multicultural appreciation, provide exposure to and develop skills in crafts and visual, performing and literary arts. We offer a wide variety of programs within this department, and they often vary depending on the expertise of the Cultural Arts Specialist and the volunteers available at that Club. Most Clubs, include the following program activities in the art department.

B&GCA National Fine Arts Exhibit Program
This year-round program encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 6-18 through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture displayed at local and regional exhibits. A panel of distinguished judges selects works for inclusion in the National Fine Arts Exhibit, which debuts at B&GCA's annual National Conference and is displayed throughout the ensuing year at other B&GCA events.

B&GCA National Photography Contest
This year-round program and annual contest, both sponsored by Circuit City Foundation, encourage girls and boys ages 6-18 to learn and practice black and white, color and digital process photography. The ImageMakers National Photography Contest provides local, regional and national recognition.

Haunted House
Cultural Arts Staff and Keystone members create a maze through the art room, the halls, locker rooms, and the gym. Members also play characters in the Haunted House and serve as tour guides for the younger members.

Arts & Crafts
Club members are able to enjoy a variety of hands-on arts and crafts.

Diversity/Multicultural Programs
Promotes the learning and understanding of different cultures.

Coloring Contests
Children get to color a variety of pictures and enter them in contests held in our facility.

Club Youth of the Year Decorations
Club members actively participate in making and hanging decorations for the Club Youth of the Year ceremony as well as many other special events.

Cooking Classes
Club members learn how to safely and proper make certain meals and snacks.