Arkansas Young Artist Association is the largest organization of high school visual arts students in the state of Arkansas. Our mission is to encourage and support the visual arts across the state of Arkansas to all high school students through professional speakers, competitions, exhibition, and scholarship. Our Association is highlighted each spring with our AYAA Convention and Competition, an officially sanctioned event by the AAA (Arkansas Activities Association).
Last year school year of 2019 we had the largest number of participating high schools in our associations history at 61 and the largest number of paid student members at over 1,500. Our association is comprised from high schools of all types and from all across the state of Arkansas. Currently of our 61 high schools we have traditional public high schools, private schools, STEM schools, charter schools, and Magnet schools.