Garden Grove Unified School District partners with city to showcase student artwork

Artwork spells out "RE: IMAGINE"

The Garden Grove Unified School District and the City of Garden Grove are teaming up to showcase the creativity of local students during the 42nd annual First Impressions Art Show, which starts Saturday, March 7 and continues through Friday, March 13.

Officials will kick off the weeklong exhibit on Saturday with the second annual Art in the Park festival at Village Green Park. Open to the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event will feature a 50-foot-long art installation that spells out “RE:IMAGINE,” designed by GGUSD intermediate and high school students.

The festival will also include live performances from local students and activities for all ages, including a Lego Creation Station, a no-bake culinary class, a paint and sip experience, and several interactive craft booths. Village Green Park is located at 12732 Main St. in Garden Grove.

Student artwork displayed on panelsOver the next six days, the First Impressions Art Show will continue to display classroom artwork created by GGUSD students from kindergarten through grade 12. Community members will have opportunities to check out photographs, digital art, paintings, sculptures and ceramics at The Courtyard on Village Green, 12372 Main St., at the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Monday, March, 9 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 11 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, March 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We are thrilled to partner with the city to put a spotlight on the talents of our student artists,” GGUSD Board of Education Vice President Teri Rocco said. “The district has always valued our art programs and we are thrilled to give our students even more recognition for their hard work.”

Student artwork will be judged and honored on Saturday, March 7 during two presentations. The elementary presentation is set to start at 10 a.m. and will be followed by intermediate and high school presentations at 11:15 a.m. The awards presentations will take place at the Garden Grove Community Center, located at 11300 Stanford Ave.