The Smithers Art Gallery is hosting the works of budding valley artists.

Gallery manager, Caroline Bastable says the art of students in grades eight to twelve is featured in the new show which runs until early June.

“I would really encourage everyone to come along and support the students so that they feel really encouraged to continue with their creative art forms. I think that if people show an interest in what they are doing here they will get a great sense of pride in being exhibited in the gallery.”

She says the art ranges from paintings and sculptures to a giant mural and it’s inspiring to see the artistic talent of the Bulkley Valley youth.

The show will host its opening reception this Friday evening with appetizers made by the Smithers Secondary food program.