The Art Allstate program began in 1988 - Its purpose is to encourage and motivate artistically talented juniors in high school in their artistic endeavors, to advocate for quality art education, to give students an understanding of art related careers and direct knowledge of contemporary art forms. This year 148 students were chosen from 112 schools throughout Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Art Education Association co-sponsors the event with the Worcester Art Museum. Students are housed overnight at at Clark University while all other programming takes place at the Museum.
Made possible by the David Jay Freelander Education Fund, and its co-sponsor the Massachusetts Art Education Association. Further support was received from the Ostrowski Family in memory of Christopher Ostrowski AAS’96 and from Fallon Community Health Plan. Additional assistance in the form of in-kind donations was received from AA Transportation, Artist & Craftsman, Blick Art Materials, Cocoon Graphix, Corner Grill, Curry Printing & Copy Center, Davis Publications, Educational Sketchbook Program, Extras for Creative Learning, Fallon Community Health Plan, Golden Paints, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maines Paper & Food Service, Papa Gino’s, Polar Beverages, Price Chopper, Royal Brush, Sargent Art, School Specialty, Sysco Corp., and Utrecht Art Supply.