The City of Taylor and the Taylor Farmer’s Market is holding a Youth Arts Competition, sponsored by MI Custom Signs and the Downriver Council for the Arts. Students in three categories will vie for various honors.
According to the rules and requirements, the contest is open to Taylor residents or students in the Taylor Schools. The artwork must be submitted to the Taylor Community Library by May 30, and will be on display at the opening day of the Taylor Farmer’s Market, sponsored by Beaumont, from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 2. The winners of the contest will be announced at 5 p.m. that day.
The categories are split into three age divisions: 5-8, 9-12 and 13-18. The top three artists from each group will be featured in the Taylor Today Magazine and their artwork will be featured in City Hall throughout the summer. First-place prizes include iPad minis, $20 gift certificates to Pips Paint Pub and a Taylor Recreation basket. Second-place awards will be two tickets to Greenfield Village and a Taylor Recreation basket. Third-place winners will receive a Taylor Recreation basket.
There will also be specialty award for "most creative" and "Farmer’s Market Choice, with the prize being a summer camp gift certificate from the Council for the Arts.
All artists who enter will receive a prize (Northwest Pool pass, splash pad pass or batting cage pass).
All entries must be dropped off at the Taylor Community Library by Tuesday, May 30. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Artwork can be no larger than 18 by 20. Oil, acrylic, pen, pencil, watercolor, pastels, chalk and crayon will be accepted.