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Art Alive

In our annual Art Alive contest, participants create living representations of famous works of art for more than $1,000 in cash prizes. Participants build their stunning replicas, or tableaux, using people, props, music, and more.

Art Alive takes place each year on the first Saturday of June. We invite the entire community to join us to see the overwhelming creativity on display, and vote for your favorites in the People’s Choice Awards.

Virtual Art Alive 2020 Award Ceremony

Fri, May 8, 2020 ● 12 pm

Join us this year for Art Alive—online! While this annual contest normally takes place outside, this year, as we practice social distancing, we’re bringing it online.

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Art Alive 2019

Sat, June 1, 2019 ● noon–2 pm

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Art Alive 2018

Sat, June 2, 2018 ● noon–2 pm

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Art Alive 2017

Sat, June 3, 2017 ● noon–2 pm

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  • Students from Nichols School Free Draw Club re-create George Tooker’s The Subway, 1950 (Collection Whitney Museum of American Art)

    Art Alive 2016

    Saturday, June 4, 2016 ● 12 pm–2 pm

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  • Students from West Valley Central School re-create Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880–81

    Art Alive 2015

    Saturday, June 6, 2015 ● 12 pm–2 pm

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  • Students from Sacred Heart Academy re-create Jason Middlebrook’s Underlife, 2012–13

    Art Alive 2014

    Saturday, June 7, 2014 ● 12 pm–2 pm

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  • Students from Stanley G. Falk School re-create Hans Namuth’s Jackson Pollock painting One and Lee Krasner, 1950

    Art Alive 2013

    Saturday, June 1, 2013 ● 12 pm–2 pm

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