Rapid City Middle School art students have their works displayed at the Dahl through this month.
March is Youth Art month and to celebrate each year ... middle school teachers select ten works of art to display at the professional gallery.
The students are also competing for the judges and peoples choice awards and one teacher says it's important for students to embrace art and to be honored for their accomplishments.
Sarah Penfield Art Teacher at West Middle School says, "For some students this is their outlet and their way to show their creative right brain and creativity and it is truly amazing to see portrayal and ingenuity in students' art work"
The opening reception for the event is next Thursday from 5 to 7 and this year is the first year Douglas students participated.