Art About Peace

Student artwork will be on display through February

By ImagineIf Libraries

Artwork by local students is now on display at ImagineIF Kalispell. As part of MLK Read for Peace, the art was created by Russell Elementary students in kindergarten, first grade and third grade, as well as a local Girl Scout troop.

Recently, after volunteers read aloud books about Martin Luther King, Jr., the students used prompts to create writings and drawings about peace. Students either drew a picture to go with the phrase “I can dream like Dr. King,” or filled in the blanks about what they think peace looks like.

MLK Read for Peace, a project of the Montana Campus Compact and AmeriCorps VISTA, takes place throughout Montana every January. It is a way for young students to learn about the impact of King’s life and work and to interact with his legacy in a creative way.

The student artwork will be on display through February. Other exhibits at ImagineIF Kalispell have included paintings, photographs, mixed media and more. Local artists of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to apply for future exhibits.

ImagineIF Libraries encourage exploration, fresh ideas and self-discovery. ImagineIF offers activities and services for all ages. For more information, visit

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