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Friday, Dec 09, 2016

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Contest to Bring Art to West Central Community Center

High School Students in Little Rock Encouraged to Submit Works

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (December 9, 2016) – High school students in Little Rock could get the chance to see their artwork adorn the halls of the brand-new West Central Community Center, which opened its doors in November. 

A contest will be held to select several two-dimensional works of art for the facility. The art should be inspired by the new center, which is home to community events, sports, a radio station, youth activities and programs for senior citizens.

“West Central isn’t just a building. It is a gathering spot for people to connect,” Parks Director Truman Tolefree said. “In the same way, art has a way of connecting us. These pieces will spark conversations while showcasing the talents of several young artists in our community.” 

Students can use watercolor, acrylic, oil, or charcoal; create digital artwork; or submit a photograph. The finished product should be no smaller than 8.5” x 11” and no larger than 20” x 24”.

The top three winning artists will each receive a cash prize, a trophy and a certificate. City Director awards will also be given to honorable mentions.

Any student at a public or private school in Little Rock who is currently enrolled in high school (grades 9 – 12) is eligible to enter. The deadline for entering is Jan. 4, 2017. Submission forms can be mailed to West Central Community Center at 4521 John Barrow Road.