Palm Desert Community Gallery
2016 Student Art and Essay Contest
The Palm Desert Community Gallery features teh 2016 Student Art and Essay Contest through May 19, 2016.
Now in its 31st year, the 2016 Student Art and Essay Contest’s theme is “My Favorite Landmark”. All Palm Desert schools, grades kindergarten through twelfth, were invited to participate by writing an essay, creating individual art, or with a mural completed by an entire class. All first, second, and third place winners receive ribbons. An Award Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber to recognize the first place winners. In addition to the first place winners, schools with 100 percent participation will receive a cash award and the school’s name will be placed on the perpetual trophy that is displayed at City Hall. Monies for the awards are donated by Palm Desert businesses.
Approximately 2,000 students participate in the contest each year. Each school may bring three of the top essays, individual art, and murals from each grade level to be judged.
The Palm Desert Community Gallery is located in Palm Desert City Hall, 73-510 Fred Waring Drive, and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 760-346-0611, ext. 664 or visit www.palmdesertart.org.
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