Gwinnett’s best young artists will be spotlighted during Gwinnett County Public Schools’ (GCPS) three-week Tapestry event. Visitors to the school district’s J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center (ISC) in Suwanee can roam the student art exhibit, seeing see firsthand how the lessons from Gwinnett’s award-winning fine arts teachers come to life through student artwork. GCPS’ annual celebration of the arts takes place at the school system’s headquarters, which is located at 437 Old Peachtree Rd. NW in Suwanee.
Over the next three weeks, the ISC’s lobby area will be transformed into an art museum filled with paintings, drawings, three-dimensional art, mixed media, pottery, jewelry, and two-dimensional art— all created by Gwinnett students. The student artwork will rotate by cluster during the exhibit. Each new rotation kicks off with an opening reception to honor student artists. Tapestry is open to the public during business hours during the week and during designated weekend hours. The exhibit dates are:
- February 20 – February 26: Participating schools in the Berkmar, Central Gwinnett, Discovery, Mill Creek, Parkview, and Shiloh clusters as well as Phoenix High School, Oakland Meadow School, GSMST, GIVE Center East, and GIVE Center West clusters.
Opening: Tuesday, February 20, 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
The building will be open for viewing on Saturday, February 24, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, February 25, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- March 1 – March 7: Participating schools in the Collins Hill, Duluth, Grayson, Meadowcreek, Norcross, and North Gwinnett clusters as well as the Grayson HS Technical Education Program.
Opening Event: Thursday, March 1, 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
The building will be open for viewing on Saturday, March 3, from 7 a.m to 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 4, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- March 13 – March 19: Schools in the Archer, Brookwood, Dacula, Lanier, Mountain View, Peachtree Ridge, and South Gwinnett clusters.
Opening Event: Tuesday, March 13, 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
The building will be open for viewing on Saturday, March 17, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday March 18, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.