For the past two decades, the Cape Canaveral Student Art Show has been a spring time cultural staple for students throughout Brevard County. In the last few years, it has expanded exponentially and now features the artwork from as many as 16 area schools — to include a mix of public, private, magnet and charter institutions, as well as art created by students enrolled in home school programs. This year, despite the necessary restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, on May 1st the show will go on!
Virtually, that is!
The original show was slated to open on April 3rd and by early March, it became evident that a physical show would not be feasible. Just when cancellation seemed imminent, a solution appeared on the other side of the globe, in Auckland, New Zealand, with a company called Exhibbit, that specializes in creating virtual 3-D art gallery experiences. Sympathetic to our dilemma, the company was eager to collaborate and help the City of Cape Canaveral avoid one less disappointing cancellation for area students — many of which have lost the opportunity to engage in athletic programs, coming-of-age social activities and above all, their well-earned commencement ceremonies.
Starting May 1st, the public will be able to experience and share the artwork of the 21st annual Student Art Show in a virtual 3-D gallery, on-line via the City’s website. The Exhibbit Gallery will remain accessible until May 30, 2020 — and or the first time, our students will be able to share their art with friends and family around the world, that were previously unable to visit the show in person.
For more information, or to view the Virtual Student Art Show, please visit: https://www.cityofcapecanaveral.org/community/public_art_program/student_art_show.php