NORFOLK, Neb. -- An arts center in northeast Nebraska will be showcasing artwork made by middle and high school students.

The Norfolk Arts Center will be hosting its annual Student Art Exhibition starting in March.

The exhibition gives students a rare and unique opportunity to have their pieces of art displayed in a gallery.

"Just being able to exhibit in a gallery like this is not something that happens all the time," said Dustin Southworth, membership and marketing coordinator for NAC. "It's not an opportunity most students get in other cities. It's very unique for Norfolk that we get to offer this opportunity and can potentially make them look into the future of what they could be doing and how they could have their art in other galleries."

Students from Norfolk Public Schools, Sacred Heart Family, St. Paul’s Lutheran School, and Christ Lutheran Elementary will have their works displayed.

Southworth explained that teachers will select which works of art will be displayed that were created by their students.

He also told News Channel Nebraska that NPS will be bringing in a new type of exhibit which has never been done before.

"This year we are doing a half gallery blacklit," Southworth said. "So we're going to have black lights, the lights down dark in half of our gallery. We actually close it off and it's going to be an interesting exhibition this year, something new for us."

The gallery will kick off on Sat., March 4 with an opening reception from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The artwork will be displayed until March 22.