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 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 19 – February 25: Participating schools in the Berkmar, Dacula, Mountain View, North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge, Shiloh and South Gwinnett clusters.
Opening: Tuesday, February 19, 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. The building will be open for viewing on Saturday, February 23, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, February 24, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- February 28 – March 6: Participating schools in the Brookwood, Central Gwinnett, Grayson, Lanier, Norcross, and Parkview clusters, and Oakland Meadow School, Phoenix High School, Grayson High School Technical Education Program, and Paul Duke STEM High School.
Opening Event: Thursday, February 28, 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. The building will be open for viewing on Saturday, March 2, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 3, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- March 9 – March 15: Schools in the Archer, Collins Hill, Discovery, Duluth, Meadowcreek, and Mill Creek clusters, GIVE Center East, and Gwinnett School of Mathematics Science and Technology.
Opening Event: Monday, March 11, 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. The building will be open for viewing on Saturday, March 9, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday March 10, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.