Art Never Stops 🎨
Vision: A strong, equitable, and world-class visual arts education accessible to all students.
Mission: Provide the highest service and support to all schools and stakeholders.
Spotlight: PCS Admin Building K-12 Exhibition
The Visual Arts programs in Pinellas County Schools are nationally-recognized because of the district's continuing commitment to the arts. Additionally, because of the Pinellas County Schools Referendum, the enthusiastic community-wide support of the arts, and a spectacular number of collaborative art organization partnerships with the district, the visual arts at every level are flourishing like never before! In just the last six years, Pinellas County students have earned an unprecedented 78 Scholastic Art Awards National Medals - the most of any art region in the nation its size. Even during the pandemic, "Art Never Stopped," as indicated by the 17 National Medals earned by Pinellas County students! Additionally, Pinellas students had another strong showing in the annual Florida Art Education Association's K-12 Student Art Assessment and Virtual Exhibition with 62 Awards of Excellence and 27 Awards of Excellence with Distinction. Pinellas County students have earned the "Best of Show" award four out of the last six years. In 2022, PCS students earned the very top awards at the elementary and middle school level in the state show.
The Pinellas All-County K-12 Art Exhibition, with nearly 1,500 unique 2-D and 3-D works on display throughout the district's three-story Administration Building, is considered one of the world's largest annual exhibition of student art! These captivating works are created by students in grades Kindergarten to 12th grade from almost all of the 140 schools in the district and are returned to the students in May of each year. Participating students, their families, friends, art teachers, and administrators are invited to the annual reception event.
Visit the Pinellas Art Education Association (PAEA) website to learn more about our local K-12 Art educators' not-for-profit professional organization. This dedicated group also provides student scholarships and awards for selected students with exemplary artwork displayed in many district exhibitions.