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The Arts

These programs are designed to foster creativity in young people, and give them outlets for self-expression. From photography to hip-hop, our arts programs have something

that will inspire everyone.

Please contact the Arts Coordinator at your branch for programming details

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National Fine Arts Exhibit

All ages

Canyon / Bluebird / Lang



This year-round program encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 6 to 18 through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture displayed at local and regional exhibits.

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Photo Club / National Arts Contest /ImageMakers

All ages

Canyon / Bluebird / Lang



The National Arts Contest recognizes Club members for their accomplishments in visual, digital and performing arts through the following BGCA legacy arts programs:


National Fine Arts Exhibit - featuring categories in watercolor, pastels, oil and acrylic paint, printmaking, collage, mixed media, colored pencil, monochromatic and group project;


ImageMakers National Photography Program - featuring categories in portrait, nature and surroundings, fashion and design, culture and tradition, and editing and filter;


Digital Arts Festivals - featuring categories in music, app development, design and film

Competing within four age groups and 18 categories, participants in the National Arts Contest complete original works of art that are exhibited locally, regionally and nationally. The annual contest launches with National Arts Education week in September and closes at the end of May.


Artwork submitted in the National Arts Contest is judged by professional artists, with selected artwork recognized at local, regional and national levels. All regional winning artists receive a certificate of merit, and each national winner receives a personalized engraved plaque. All original visual artwork is professionally mounted and framed by BGCA, then displayed in our national headquarters art gallery for one year. All nationally winning artwork is also professionally scanned and reproduced on stretch canvases to become part of a traveling art exhibit at regional and national conferences throughout the year.

Photo Club Comic Book Creator

Comic Book Creator

Grade 5 and up


Year round




With the popularity of comic books heroes and graphic novels, why not teach Club Members to create their own Book?


*This new program kicks off September 25th*


SIGN UP here for Comic Book Creator

Jr Fashion Design

Junior Fashion Designer

Grade 5 and up


Year round




Jewelry Making

Pattern Making

Basic Embellishing

Sewing Skills

And much more...


SIGN UP here for Junior Fashion Designer