Los Altos History Museum exhibits artwork by local children

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The Los Altos Museum of History will feature an exhibit featuring artwork from the winners of the “Peace, Love, Unity” children’s art contest held earlier this year. The J. Gilbert Smith House will host the exhibition from September 1st.

“The themes of peace, love and unity are vitally important to the mission of the Los Altos History Museum,” said collections specialist Jordan Grealish. “Through our exhibits, we strive to highlight the relationships we have with each other within our community and how best to show our love and compassion while celebrating our diversity.

Youth between the ages of 5 and 17 were encouraged to use their artistic talents to spread love in the community and raise awareness about hate crimes. Submissions were judged on theme and art, and how they evoked sympathy, resonance, and/or emotion in the viewer. All submissions can be viewed here.

The contest was sponsored by a mini-grant from the county’s Equity and Social Justice Division.

“The museum is so honored to house this art, which gives some of the youngest members of our community a way to express what these themes mean to them at a time when so many outside forces threaten to divide us,” said said Grealish.

The exhibition will run until October 30 and can be viewed Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Admission to the museum is free for everyone. Learn more here.

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