The Sylva Art and Design Committee is pleased to announce a pop-up gallery event featuring the artistic creations of children ages 5-18 from Western North Carolina.

“Nature Through A Child’s Eye” will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Viva Arts Studio in Sylva.

The event will focus on environmentally themed artwork created by the youth of the community in order to highlight their perspective on a global topic.

The show will aim to encompass the use of all art mediums including ceramics, painting, sculpture, drawing and multimedia so long as dimensions do not exceed 12x12 inches. All submissions will be available for purchase and can be picked up after the completion of the exhibition.

All funds raised throughout the duration of the show will be equally distributed between SADC and the Sylva Community Garden in order to further the betterment of the community through arts, education and environmental awareness.

A call for artists will go out soon.

Viva Arts Studio is located on 456 W. Main Street in downtown Sylva.

For further information about the event or to apply for a child to be an exhibiting artist, contact the Sylva Art and Design Committee at or Viva Arts Studio at