Youth Arts Exhibit on display at John Steinbeck Library in Salinas

  • December 21, 2018
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*Artwork by Sophia Z. age 12, Flowers—Colored Pencil

(SALINAS, Calif.) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC) and the John Steinbeck Library are pleased to announce the 2019 Marti Mulford Youth Arts Exhibit reception on Friday, January 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The John Steinbeck Library is located at 350 Lincoln Avenue in Salinas.

The exhibit, on display now through Monday, January 21, features more than 45 pieces of art created by members of the Clubs.

The artists’ ages range from 6-years-old to 18-years-old. Jurors will select pieces to advance to the Regional Fine Arts Exhibit with other Boys & Girls Clubs in the Pacific Region. From that point, selected pieces are entered into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Fine Arts Exhibit, which tours the country at various Club conferences.

The evening event will begin with a reception and dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony at 7 p.m.

“I get inspired by others’ art and love to meet new artists,” said Club member Mariana, 11. Mariana was named this year’s Seaside Youth Artist of the Year.

The Youth Arts Exhibit honors the memory of artist Marti Mulford, her passion for art, and her desire to nurture creativity in young people.  BGCMC has hosted the Annual Youth Arts Exhibit for 20 years. The 2019 Marti Mulford Youth Arts Exhibit is sponsored by Comerica Bank with support from the Arts Council for Monterey County. Thanks to support from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors.

For reservations to this event, call (831) 394-5171 or email

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC) has played an integral role in the community for over 50 years. BGCMC operates Clubhouses in Seaside and Salinas, providing a safe haven for over 500 children and teens a day with programs that focus on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character & Leadership. Club members are offered mentoring and guidance to maintain on-grade school progression, graduate from high school, and prepare for college and careers. Nearly 90% of the total budget comes from generous individuals, corporations and foundations. The Clubs are open weekdays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. when school is in session and weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during spring, summer, and fall breaks. Additional information is available at or via phone at 831-394-5171.