Youth Art Month is a celebration of the visual arts!

Youth Art Month encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety. The Council for Art Education administers the program at the national level. The program provides a medium for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences unlike any other curriculum subjects, including: problem solving, creativity, observation, and communication. Turner Center for the Arts is hosting the art work of students from approximately 50 regional schools in its annual Youth Art Month exhibition, which is on display until Tuesday, March 28, 2020. This exhibit allows art teachers across the region, as far north as Macon, Ga., the opportunity to select outstanding student art to be showcased in the Turner Center galleries for the month of March. The exhibition is broken down into three parts: Kindergarten through eighth grade; high school, which is juried and includes cash prizes awarded by a panel of Valdosta State University art faculty members; and an invitation design competition wherein the winner’s artwork will be used as the cover image for the Turner Center’s Spring Into Art invitation.

2020 Youth Art Month Winners

Best in Show
best in show, youth art month

Tori Lane
Suwannee High School

First Place
first place, youth art month

Tiffani Pagola
Lowndes High School

Second Place
second place, youth art month

“Hong Kong Riot – The Black Parade”
Arsema Netsereab
Peach County High School

Third Place
third place, youth art month

“Lady Time”
Emma  Griner
Berrien High School


We offer free tours of our beautiful galleries to individuals and groups, large or small. We welcome school field trips, camps, church groups, clubs, after school programs, senior groups, and many more.

In the meantime, click the button below to take a virtual tour of our galleries and studios.

Gift Shop

If your mother has enough gravy boats and your dad’s tie-rack is full…

Come visit the spectacular Turner Center Gift Shop in Valdosta. It’s filled with unique, affordable works by area artists. We offer FREE gift wrapping and an exclusive collection of greeting cards. Among the wide variety of objects d’art you’ll find.

  • Original paintings & drawings
  • Framed photography & unframed prints
  • Wonderful children’s gifts
  • Candles
  • Pottery – both functional and decorative
  • Hand-carved walking sticks
  • Stained glass
  • Scented soaps
  • Palette knife paintings
  • Books by regional authors
  • Music CDs
  • Wood carvings
  • Exclusive Positively Green Greeting Cards
  • Delightful jewelry creations
  • … and much more!

Turner Center members receive a 10% discount with every purchase.

The Turner Center Gift Shop has just what you’re looking for … visit us soon.