“Full STEAM Ahead” is the theme of this year’s ArtQuest exhibition, incorporating the multi-media art created by YouthQuest students with on-site, hands-on Science, Engineering Technology and Math (STEM)  projects.

ArtQuest is an annual exhibition of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce YouthQuest afterschool program. The art exhibition is open to the public on Tuesday, April 1 and 2 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and April 3 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., in the atrium of the Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Building.

Featuring works from more than 1,600 YouthQuest students, the exhibition showcases more than 500 pieces of artwork including drawing, painting, sculpture, murals and fiber arts. New this year is the pairing of STEM activities with the art. Students from 12 YouthQuest schools will participate in the three-day event, experiencing each other’s artwork and participating in make-it-take-it activities provided by the Michigan Science Center.

YouthQuest is a free after school program that reaches more than 1,600 K-8 students at 12 school-based sites in Flint and Genesee County managed by the Chamber. For more information about ArtQuest contact Rhetta Hunyady at (810) 600-1412 or visit www.yquest.org.

Diplomat is located at 4110 S. Saginaw Street in Flint.