I am very fortunate to have an art gallery in my high school, unfortunately it is not used much as a gallery. There is a system in my high school that allows teachers to use any of the facilities in our school as they see fit, kind of a first come first serve system. The gallery has been used for a variety of things, it was once used for storage! I decided to take the gallery back and I have scheduled many activities this year. It has kept me very busy but I hope the whole school will eventually keep their hands off the gallery.
One activity I came up with this year was to host a middle school art exhibit. I wrote letters and met with some middle school teachers around my area and invited them to exhibit.
I also opened the art rooms and art lab and set up art work for a "tour" of our facilities.
I decided to make this a student led activity. My students curated the whole thing, from hanging the work, judging and presenting the awards.
We had a great turn out and I met some very talented young artists. Perhaps they will be my students one day.
Enjoy your three day weekend.