The Art Reach Program at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum was honored Friday with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
Art Reach was one of 12 winners for after-school and out-of-school youth programs, and will receive a $10,000 prize and a year of communication assistance.
Nauset High school student and graphic designer Lukas Hernandez traveled to Washington DC to represent his fellow Art Reach students, along with Lynn Stanley, Curator of Education for the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.
Michelle Obama, who serves as honorary chairwoman of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities said, “These outstanding programs are expanding horizons, changing lives, and helping young people fulfill their dreams—across America and around the world.” Other recipients were from programs in Boston, New York, Chicago and as far away as Nairobi Kenya.
WCAI's Brian Morris paid a visit to Art Reach earlier this month and has this report.