North Augusta Arts and Heritage Center recently celebrated young artists with their Young At Art exhibit.

The exhibit featured young artists ages 15 through 25 – Kailey Spence, Samantha Rollins, Zoe Rogers, Erin Schmidt and Britton Campbell.

Rollins was at the reception on July 30 with her parents Tiffany and Michael.

Samantha mostly does digital art, she said, but also works with colored pencils, acrylics and watercolors.

It’s her first exhibit, and she said showcasing students’ art builds confidence.

“Also, they have a different viewpoint on things,” Tiffany added.

Mary Anne Bigger, executive director of the Center, said the show was a “pop-up” show, as it only ran for about two weeks.

She said the Center will definitely hold the show again next year, hopefully with at least 10 artists.

Rollins, 21, who works primarily with watercolor, said she was “excited, but nervous” about the exhibit but said she appreciates the exhibit giving the opportunity to encourage young people’s art.

The Arts and Heritage Center is also in the midst of celebrating its 10-year anniversary and recently held a reception celebrating that milestone.

Starting Aug. 15, an exhibit of sculpture, pottery, paintings and photography with Michael Drake and D.S. Owen will be open. The exhibit will be on view from Aug. 15 through Oct. 6, with a reception on Aug. 15 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. The Arts and Heritage Center is located at 100 Georgia Avenue in the municipal building and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on the first Sunday of each month from 1-3 p.m.

Lindsey Hodges is a general assignment reporter at the Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star. Follow her on Twitter at @LindseyNHodges.