By Tamara Walker
The annual Young Artist Contest is hosted by the Cooper-Young Business Association to encourage the love of art in school age children. This year’s theme is “Communities Coming Together.” A reception for winners and artists will be held at Peabody Elementary located at 2086 Young Avenue on Thursday, November 4, from 6-7pm.
This contest is open to children from all over Memphis and the surrounding communities and is sponsored by Lenny’s Sub Shop. Contestants compete against students in one of three grade level divisions: grades 1-4, grades 5-8, and grades 9-12. Prizes will be awarded in each division in the following categories: $500 First Place, $100 Second Place, $75 Third Place, and $50 Honorable Mention. These scholarship bonds, awarded by Cooper-Young Business Association, will be presented to all contest winners on the evening of the show at 6:30pm.
While the deadline to enter artwork is past, it is not too late to see all of the fine work, support these young artists, and be inspired. For additional information, call (901) 276-7222 or go to cooperyoungfestival.com.
Tamara Walker is the Director of the Cooper-Young Business Association.