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City of Peoria Honors Peoria Unified Young Artists

Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat and City Council members recently celebrated 22 young artists from the Peoria Unified School District, spanning kindergarten to eighth-grade, who participated in the 11th annual exhibition of the Mayor and Council’s Young Artists Program.

The Peoria Unified students recognized include the following:

Apache Elementary- Andrew Fastrup, Xenia Sledge

Cheyenne Elementary- Daylene Barcelo Barraza, Sawyer Harris

Cotton Boll Elementary- Jaela Dees, Samantha Machado

Coyote Hills Elementary- Ali Alroubaiee, Mallory Sardella

Desert Harbor Elementary- Marissa Walker-Deitzler, Kiley Webb

Frontier Elementary- Lukas Lakatos, Becca McClary

Ira A. Murphy Elementary- Ivan Begay, Emilea Rogers

Lake Pleasant Elementary- Dutch Jarrett, Kamden Quijada, Austin Rollins

Oakwood Elementary- Fiona Baker, Elic Hinderer, Levi Martin

Oasis Elementary- Kai Beaudoin, Ashley Wudarski

The students’ artwork was on display in Peoria City Hall from Oct. 26, 2021 through Jan. 18, 2022. Students were honored with a certificate of recognition for their creative contributions, and the framing of their personal artwork.


The West Valley Art Museum (WVAM) selected one students’ artwork to have on display near the museum through March 2022. Becca McClary, an eighth-grader at Frontier Elementary School, was awarded with this distinct honor.


The WVAM is on the first floor of Peoria City Hall, located at 8401 W. Monroe St. The gallery is open free to the public on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, contact WVAM at 623-972-0635 or To experience art in Peoria, visit