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Youth Art Exhibition

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We invite area students in grades 6-12 to participate in our annual

Dia de los Muertos Youth Art Exhibition. Teachers: We accept class projects!

Awards will be given for first and second place in three categories:

6-8 Grades

9-10 Grades

11-12 Grades


2024 Theme "Alebrijes"

Alebrijes are fantastical animal creatures painted in bright colorful patterns.  Alebrijes celebrate and honor the magic of creativity, and the beauty of a more ethereal and spiritual world. They are are special because no two are ever alike. Every artisan who designs one gives the spiritual animal its own unique traits and personality.


The first alebrijes were created in 1936 by Mexican papier-mâché artist Pedro Linares. He invented the fantastical creatures after becoming sick and hallucinating strange animals, including a donkey with wings and a rooster who had the body of a frog. In his dream, the animals chanted a nonsense word, which today we know as “alebrijes”.


We are accepting two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art and encourage young artists to interpret the theme of "Alejibres" in their own way. The exhibition will be displayed at K Space Contemporary Oct. 12 – Nov. 8, 2024.​

The exhibition will be displayed at

K Space Contemporary, 623 N. Chaparral St., CCTX.

Important Dates:

Saturday, October 5 - Artwork due at K Space Contemporary by 5 pm.

Exhibition Dates: October 12th - November 8th

Reception & Awards: Nov. 1, 6 to 8 pm, during ArtWalk

Pick-Up Dates: November 9 - 10

Submitting Works:
  1. Complete the "Youth Art Exhibition" form below and click the Register button.

  2. Download the "Artwork Label" (click button), Fill out and attach to the back of the artwork.

  3. Deliver work to K Space Contemporary, 623 N. Chaparral St., downtown Corpus Christi by October 5th. 

  • All entries  must be student's original artwork created within the last year and not exhibited in a previous DDLM Youth Art Exhibition

  • 1 piece allowed per student (No fee to enter)

  • Accepting all 2D and 3D visual art media 

  • Entries must be no larger than 16" in any direction.

  • Theme: Alebrijes

  • K Space reserves the right to reject any work of art for any reason such as work that does not follow the theme, arrives damaged, or is otherwise inappropriate.

  • Works of art may be for sale. KSC will retain 10% of the sale to offset processing fees and students will receive 90% of the sale price. If you do not want to sell your piece, put "NFS" in the price section of the submission form.

DDLM Youth Art Exhibition

Agreement/Waiver: (Parent/Teacher must initial to acknowledge agreement.) I, as representative of above named student/child under 18 years of age, do hereby agree to waive any right or claim against K Space Contemporary, their successors or assigns, and release and/or hold harmless said parties from any claims, actions, causes of actions, damages and/or cost (active, constructive or implied) that may now arise, or shall arise in the future out of an art showing of the work submitted for this exhibition, which I do own, and which is to be exhibited. Such waiver and/or release includes but is not necessarily limited to fire, theft, negligence on the part of said parties, individually or collectively, and that of others and the moving, transporting and storage of said property. We grant to K Space Contemporary permission to reproduce the artwork(s) with regard to the Dia de los Muertos Festival and exhibition webpage/online gallery and related publicity and press releases. We also understand that if the Work of art is not picked up from K Space Contemporary within 30 days of the final pick up date, the work will be considered “abandoned” and become the property of K Space Contemporary.

My child's name may appear with his/her artwork in online exhibition and slideshow.

Thank you for Submitting!

Don't forget to print and fill out the Artwork Label above and attach it to the back of your piece before bringing it to the gallery.

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