Art.Write.Now.Tour 2016-17

Mind’s Reflections of Child’s Play, Drawing & Illustration by Justice Wynn, Grade 12, Age 18, Starkville High School, Starkville, MS

 Welcome to the Art.Write.Now.Tour!


Produced and presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Tour showcases a selection of works from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards—inspiring and innovative work by teens from all across the country.

Now in its seventh year, the Tour is celebrated for being the most fresh and relevant look at creative work by young artists today. If you want to know what issues are on the minds of teenagers, the Art.Write.Now.Tour is sure to provide valuable insights through the lens of sophisticated and captivating artworks.

In addition to approximately 50 visual art works selected from the Art.Write.Now National Exhibition, the Art.Write.Now.Tour featured The Best Teen Writing, our annual anthology of selected Gold Medal writing, displayed on iPads. A full-color catalog accompanies the Tour.

Special Guest Curator: We are honored that the 2016-17 traveling exhibition was guest curated by Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum in New York City.

Educators: Download the Art.Write.Now.Tour Educator’s Guide! We partnered with Scholastic Art Magazine to create a learning guide educators can add to their art curriculum.

Check back for information about the 2017-18 Art.Write.Now.Tour, which hits the road in September 2017!

2016-17 Tour Locations

Grand Rapids, MI
Kendall College of Art & Design
September 20–October 14, 2016
Houston, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
November 1, 2016–January 8, 2017
Bozeman, MT
Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture
February 10–March 17, 2017
Jackson, MS
Mississippi Museum of Art
April 1–May 14, 2017