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Teen Art Contest

Teen Art Contest

November 1-30, 2018 

Does art inspire you? Do you create art that empowers others? Enter your favorite original art piece to the Milwaukee Public Library between November 1-30. Submissions will be displayed  during our Teen Art Gallery. All eligible submissions will be voted on by “Community Choice” during the Teen Art Gallery. Winners will be announced at the Teen Art Contest Reception & Celebration.

Teen Art Contest Entry Form

Return this form with your entry/entries to any Milwaukee Public Library between November 1st and November 30th.

Community Choice Award Prizes*:
  • 1st Place-$100 Gift Card to Blick Art
  • 2nd Place-$50 Gift Card to Blick Art
  • 3rd Place-$30 Gift Card to Blick Art

*Additional Awards may be available the night of event

Rules & Regulations:
Must be between 13 and 18 years of age to participate. Limit of two entries per person. Entries must be original. Entries can include still-life visual art such as paintings, drawings, sculptures, graphic design and photography. All entries must include a permission form signed by a parent/guardian.There is no guarantee that submissions will be returned. Participants must be Milwaukee County residents to be eligible. Individuals can win one prize only in this contest.

Presented in partnership with members from Milwaukee Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Sponsored by the MPL Teen Advisory Board, funded by the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation.

Teen Art Gallery

All eligible works submitted from the contest will be on display for two nights in our Teen Art Gallery. All community members are welcome to view the art and vote for our Community Choice Award. 

Central Library Centennial Hall
Monday, December 10, 4-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 11, 4-6 p.m.

Teen Art Gallery Reception & Celebration

A final Teen Art Gallery Awards Reception & Celebration will be held Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. to celebrate all submissions to the Teen Art Contest and announce the winners. Refreshments will be provided during the reception. Awards will be announced at 7 p.m.

Central Library Centennial Hall
Tuesday, December 11, 6-7:30 p.m.

Studio M Teen Artists Series

Interested in exploring specific art mediums in a more directed environment? Check out the Teen Artists Series in Studio M. Each Tuesday in November, we’ll have professional artists on hand to guide you as you explore digital photography, graphic design, ceramics, and more. Come ready to create a project you can be proud of – one you’ll be excited to submit to the Teen Art Contest!

Mitchell Street
Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Open Art Time

Want to submit an original art piece to the Teen Art Contest but don’t know where to start or what to use? Join one of our Open Art Time events and use professional art supplies provided by the library to create your artwork. Staff will be present, but artists will be encouraged to direct, explore and create on their own.

Mitchell Street
Wednesday, October 10
5-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 8
3-5 p.m.

Villard Square
Tuesday, November 13
4-6 p.m.

Thursday, November 15
4-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 21
5-7 p.m.