Attention young artists! You are invited to exhibit your artwork at the Kirkland Summerfest Young Artists Exhibition!

The Young Artists Exhibition is a two-day art show that takes place August 12th (1-7 pm) and 13th (11-7pm) during the 5th annual downtown Kirkland Summerfest. The goal is to feature the talent and individual expression of young artists.

2017 Young Artists Exhibition Theme

“Fantastic Creatures”


All participants will receive a ribbon. Prizes will be awarded in the following age groups:

  • 5 and under
  • 6-9
  • 10-13
  • 14-18

Artwork will be judged on the interpretation of the theme, originality, creativity, and innovative use of materials.


Up to two entries will be accepted per artist. Artistic media can include (but are not limited to): oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pastel, pencil, ink, crayon, print work, photography, textiles, clay, glass, wood, and recycled materials.

Paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs should not exceed 24″ x 36″ and must be matted or mounted on foam board or other rigid board for ease of displaying. We request that framing not include glass.

Three-dimensional pieces should not exceed 14″ in height and should include a mount or be able to stand upright without a mount.

Submit your artwork June 30th – August 6th at the Kirkland Arts Center Gallery. View KAC hours.

Artwork will be available for pick up following the conclusion of Summerfest through August 19th.


Email to J Gordon, KAC Exhibitions Program Manager, at

Download an application