Caldwell Arts Academy opens exhibit in downtown Tyler Dante Nunez. March 05, 2020.

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Students from the Caldwell Arts Academy showcased their work inside Plaza Tower in downtown Tyler in partnership with Gallery Main Street.

Thursday’s reception featured an opportunity to meet the young artists and check out the new space. You can visit this exhibit until April 7th, Monday - Saturday, during regular lobby hours.

This exhibit shows works by local students and is in partnership with Caldwell Arts Academy. The Caldwell Arts Academy is a K-7 public magnet school with a focus on engaging students through the fine arts.

“When I came here and I saw it on exhibit I was like wow this actually just got real. I’m at a loss of words of how happy I am…I made this and it’s here,” 6th grader, Kenadi Carmichael said.

Over 25 pieces of art were displayed and these young picasso’s were thrilled to see their work inside the Plaza.

“I’m just excited for other people around town and other families to come see my art and everybody else’s art. I’m just excited,” 7th grader, Gracyn Campbell said.

Gallery Main Street is a project of the City of Tyler Main Street Department in cooperation with the volunteers of the Downtown Tyler Arts Coalition. This year the Gallery will host two juried exhibits and three featured artists exhibits.

“In addition to enjoying the Gallery opening, we invite our guests to make it a complete evening by visiting any of our Downtown Tyler restaurants and bars,” said Main Street Director Amber Varona.

Teachers were also in attendance and they were proud to see their students hard work.

“The three of us we work really hard to give these kids the experiences that no one else is getting to push them to be the very best visual artists that they can be, this is the icing on the cake to get to see it here,” Caldwell Teacher, Angela Jennings said.

Plaza Tower is located at 110 N. College Avenue and the exhibit is free and open to the public.

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