Institute for the Arts & Education is the 501c3 non-profit arm of all Hot Works™ events. IA&E’s focus is visual arts, diversity, community enrichment and fostering art education among youths. IA&E offers monetary professional artist awards in its associated Hot Works™ events. IA&E works hard to keep the buy/sell/import out of Hot Works™ events, as this is becoming a trend nationwide at many of the best juried fine art and fine craft shows. IA&E educates the community through ongoing art demonstrations by artists at the shows. This interaction between professional artists and the community is an invaluable experience for everyone. Most importantly, IA&E supports youth art education programs that are integrated into all of Hot Works™ shows.As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, a Budding Artist Competition encourages students in grades K-8 or ages 5-12 to create their original and personally handmade art. All entries are publicly displayed under a large tent labeled, “Budding Artist Competition“. Students are exposed to, and begin to learn the rules of, being part of a professional art show. $250 in Youth Art Awards will be presented on Sunday at 3pm.