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Suffolk Sister Cities Student Showcase

February 29, 2024 – March 23, 2024

Suffolk Sister Cities International 35th Annual Student Showcase

Suffolk Center invites the community to the 35th Annual Student Showcase with theme: ‘Climate Scape: Resilient Cities for Tomorrow’s Climate’. The Awards reception is Thursday, February 29th from 6:30 – 8 PM. Come and meet the talented Artists and Authors High School students and see their The exhibit—consisting of painting, drawing, mixed media, digital art, photography, music, poetry, and essays. The opening reception and gallery exhibition are FREE & OPEN to the public.

Young Artists and Authors Showcase
Each year, the Young Artists and Authors Showcase encourages youth from around the globe to express the mission of Sister Cities International through original artwork and literature. All students must submit their work based on a designated theme that is announced each year. Selected artwork and essays/poems are showcased at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts for a week in the spring, beginning with a beautiful opening reception, to which the Mayor and members of City Council are invited. Winning artwork is then sent from Suffolk to Washington, D.C., where a panel of judges selects the final winners based on originality, composition, and theme interpretation.

This program is a great opportunity to reach out into the community and engage local English and art teachers, and reach a student audience that may not already be included in sister city programming. After the finalists for art and literature (at the national level) have been announced, they embark on a year-long tour hosted by local sister city programs on a monthly basis. 

Suffolk Center Exhibitions are free and open to the public, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 AM – 4 PM.

Big Thanks to our 2023-24 Gallery Sponsors:

Exhibit Details


February 29, 2024 – March 23, 2024


FREE & Open to the public!

Opening Reception:

February 29, 2024, 6:30 – 8:00 PM


Art Galleries

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110 W. Finney Avenue, Suffolk, VA 23434
Main: 757-923-0003 | Box Office: 757-923-2900

Administrative Offices are OPEN ~ Tuesday – Friday, 9-5 PM

ART GALLERIES are OPEN ~ Tuesday – Saturday, 10-4 PM
Rental Tours available upon request.

Administrative office, class registration and ticket sales 3rd floor.

Ticket window opens 60 minutes before events.


Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in partnership with Virginia Commission for the Arts and National Endowment for the ArtsDonations are tax-deductible.

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