MASSILLON  The Celebration of Art opened at the Massillon Museum of Art with a reception on Feb. 18. Students from 20 local elementary, middle, intermediate and high schools have their works of art on display through March 18. 

Jackson Local Schools had works from the elementary, middle and high schools. The artworks include acrylic, pencil and ceramic.

Massillon Museum of Art host the show every year. The exhibit is supported this year by Fresh Thyme. Teachers from the schools are asked to select up to 20 pieces of art made by students in their art classes for exhibit.

"This year we have 217 pieces of the highest caliber work which we always have in this show," said Megan Fitze, outreach and education manager.

The museum had a line of people waiting to get in to the gallery for the opening reception. Inside the gallery, students, parents and grandparents were enjoying the exhibit and taking photos of the artists next to their work.  Refreshments were served in the lobby.

"We always appreciate the hard work of the art teachers in working with their students to get ready for the show, and the exceptional work of the artists," Fitz said.