The Wayne County Arts Alliance is inviting students from area schools to participate in an online exhibit.

It's called "Shine On" and aims to celebrate and share students creativity. The alliance started the exhibit last year when the pandemic hit. It ensures students can still show their artwork even though their normal in-person exhibits are canceled. Organizers say encouraging self expression through art during these tough times is vital because art is part of what it means to be human.

"Self expression is sharing our soul. It would be very interesting to see the artwork that comes from us, all of us in this time, because we are all kind of digging deep into our soul and expressing ourselves. Art is self expression," Ellen Silberlicht, WCAA member, said.

Students in grades seven through twelve are welcome to submit three pieces in 2-D or 3-D. The deadline to submit is march 29th.