As many as 10,000 people are expected at the Rockwood School District Art Show this weekend at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood.
Rockwood Coordinator Fine Arts Megan Meier said this is the first time the event is being held on the campus of STLCC-Wildwood.
"We're very excited," said Meier. "It's a beautiful building. This is an event that is very well-attended and they have plenty of parking here."
The family of Green Pines first-grade student Max Perino located the section where his artwork is on display. Max posed for a photo next to the family portrait he painted.
"Those are my family's favorite colors – blue, red, orange, green and brown," said Max. "The water colors are light blue, dark blue, orange, yellow, purple and green."
Max's mother, Janice, said an art show map led them to the Green Pines section. She called it a beautiful treasure hunt.
"It's not just walking through the halls of a community college," said Janice. "You're actually surrounded by beautiful pieces of art. I love it. It's heartwarming to see not only your own child's artwork, but how the community comes together."
Woerther Elementary art teacher Casey Griffin is in his tenth year of displaying student artwork at the district art show.
Griffin said, "Most of it is a variety of projects that highlight our curriculum - whether we're doing landscapes, portraits or food art in second grade.
The Rockwood District Art Show April 14-15 features artists demonstrating their work, plus food trucks in the parking lot. Satellite parking is available at Wildwood Middle, located at 17401 Manchester Road, Wildwood, MO 63038. The event takes place both days from noon-3:30.