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Essays, individual artworks, and murals created by Palm Desert students will be on display April 24 through June 5 at the Palm Desert Community Gallery in City Hall as part of the 2014 Student Art and Essay Contest.
Now in its 29th year, the Contest is a favorite tradition in Palm Desert schools, encouraging students to discover and display their talents in writing and art.
In January, more than 2,000 students in grades K through 12 were challenged to write an essay or create art reflecting this year’s theme, “What I Want To Be…”
The colorful and thought provoking results of the students’ work will be judged by the Mayor and members of the Art in Public Places Commission with all first, second, and third place winners receiving ribbons. The winning entries will be announced at an awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, in the Council Chamber at City Hall.
First place winners in the essay and individual artwork categories receive Target gift cards. First place winners in the mural category, in which the artwork was created by an entire class, will receive a cash award. Schools achieving 100% participation will have the school’s name placed on a Perpetual Trophy and receive a cash award. Best of Show and Mayor’s awards will also be presented.
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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