BRATTLEBORO -- For the 34th year, the Arts Council of Windham County recognizes and honors the young people in Windham County who are involved in a wide range of the arts with Student Arts Month in March. It is a time to spotlight, through shows and events, the work coming from young people and the teachers and school programs which nurture these young artists.

Festivities will begin at Gallery Walk, on Friday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m., with a concert by The Snaz, at the Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro, 17 Flat St. A young indie rock band with all original songs, the Snaz is fronted by three girls and a male drummer, all from Brattleboro Union High School. There will be refreshments and two-dimensional art on view.

The high school photography exhibit will be at In-Sight Photography on Flat Street and three-dimensional pieces will be shown at Vermont Artisan Designs Gallery 2, 106 Main St., both with openings during Gallery Walk.

Throughout March, the public will have the chance to vote for favorite works at each venue; all three shows are open through March 31. An award ceremony is set for Friday, March 28, at 7 p.m., at the Brattleboro Boys & Girls Club.

Art made by pre-high school students, will be on view at the Brooks Memorial Library and in storefronts and businesses in towns in Windham County from March 1-31.

Listings for other kinds of art engaged in by Windham County students -- music, drama and dance -- will appear weekly in the Thursday Reformer and will also be posted at www.ACWC.us.

Student Arts Month is presented by The Arts Council of Windham County, an all-volunteer organization that has worked to strengthen the environment for artists and arts organizations in the area for 39 years. Student Art Month is sponsored by Brattleboro Savings & Loan, Brattleboro Reformer, C&S Wholesale print shop, and Vermont Artisans Design and Gallery 2.

For more information, contact Susan Rosano, Student Art Month Coordinator, at suzydraw@aol.com or 802-365-9970 or Doug Cox, ACWC president at dcox@sover.net or 802-257-1024