National Youth Arts Week runs May 1-7 each year. It gives young people across Canada the chance to create a celebration of youth-led events. It showcases their talents and ideas, and gets them excited about the arts and celebrating their involvement in their community.

We celebrate National Youth Week each year with local youth events.

Watch for more information about next year's Youth Arts Week coming in 2019.

Past events

Youth Arts Week 2018

We celebrated National Youth Arts Week 2018 with a Youth Arts Showcase, presented by Ontario Power Generation. Alongside Youth Move's Youth Week Activities at the Kinsmen Centre, the City presented a Youth Art Show and Youth Music Showcase featuring some of Thunder Bay's most talented and artistic youth.

We invited submissions from youth across the City to enter artwork to be displayed at the Youth Art Show that took place Tuesday, May 1, to Saturday, May 5, at the Kinsmen Northwood Centre. The opening for the show featured live music by Matt Sellick.

A Jury Prize and a People's Choice Prize were awarded to works in the show.

Jury prize

  • Winner - 'Spirit' by Joana Orantes-Argueta
  • Runner Up - 'A Moment In Time' by Abel Brown
  • Runner Up - 'Parade of Rio' by Danielle Shields

People's choice

  • Winner - 'Missing Colours' by Alyson Chasse

The City also presented a Youth Music Showcase that featured Visual Past, one of Thunder Bay's best up and coming rock bands, DJ Rawlins, a 10 year old sensation, and Ben Murray aka PlanBStrike9.

Thank you to our sponsors

Presenting - Ontario Power Generation

Gold - Goldcorp, Investors Group, CBC Thunder Bay , Magic/Country, Rock/CKRP

Silver - Modo, LU Radio

Bronze - North American Palladium (Lac Des Ilse Mines), Pepsi,, Gateway Casinos, Hertz, Smith's RV, Le Club de Canadien Français de Thunder Bay, Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites

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