Calling all young artists

The annual Young Artist Contest show and reception hosted by the Cooper Young Business Association to encourage the love of art in school-age children will be Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6-7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Celebrating 25 years of the Cooper-Young Festival.”

This contest is open to all school-age students in grades 1 through 12 in Memphis and the Mid-South area. The show and reception hosted by Lenny’s Sub Shop will be held at Peabody Elementary, 2086 Young Ave.

Please submit un-mounted, two-dimensional, flat artwork to Cooper-Young Business Association, 2120 Young Ave., Memphis, TN 38104. Deliveries can be made Mon-Fri between 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Memphis City Schools should submit their materials to Gregg Coats (please contact Coats regarding when you would like to drop off your submissions). Size should not be larger than 12 in. by 18 in. Deadline for entries is Friday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m.

All entries will be on exhibit for viewing in the Peabody School cafeteria on Nov. 1. Threre prizes for each category will be awarded in the following categories: $500, first place: $100, second place; $75, third place; and $50, honorable mention; one each for grades 1-4, grades 5-8, and grades 9-12.

Awards will be presented to all contest winners on the evening of the show at 6:30 p.m. Please join us for this family event. For additional information and application, go to

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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