BEMIDJI – Local members of the Minnesota Youth Council will host an arts, advocacy and storytelling event from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St. SW.
The event will be a family gathering with snacks, collaborative artwork and a gallery-style showcase featuring artwork by young people ages 5 to 25 from Congressional District 7, according to a statement.
The goal is to educate the local community about what the Minnesota Youth Council is and what it does, as well as give youth the opportunity to voice their concerns through artwork, the statement said. .
All art forms are allowed and must have a story behind them or depict a problem. Examples include personal overwhelm, climate change, racial injustice, missing murdered Indigenous women, mental health, and more.
The event will follow all COVID-19 prevention guidelines and will adapt and adjust as necessary.
More information can be found on the Facebook page of the “Art, Advocacy and Storytelling with CD7” event.
In order to submit a work for the showcase, each young participant must complete a submission form, which can be found on the Facebook page. Each person can submit up to five works of art.
For more information about the Minnesota Youth Council, visit mnyouth.net.