Student art sought for Neighbor Appreciation Day
The Mayor's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs is teaming up with the Department of Neighborhoods to invite Seattle students, kindergarten through 12th grade, to submit original artwork for a contest as part of Neighbor Appreciation Day. Feb. 7, 2009 will mark the city's 15th annual celebration of the event.
The winning artwork will adorn the 2009 Neighbor Appreciation Day greeting card. Free cards—perfect for recognizing the contributions of your neighbors—will be available at City Hall, neighborhood service centers, community centers and libraries throughout Seattle. The winner will receive $100.
The artwork should depict caring and active neighbors, reflecting the theme of Neighbor Appreciation Day. Past artwork has shown neighbors sharing meals; exchanging plants; and working together on a community project, such as building a new playground, painting a mural, or beautifying school or park grounds.
Art should be submitted on 8 1/2" x 11" paper. It is recommended that art be vivid in color. Pieces done in watercolor or magic marker tend to show better, but all formats are welcome. Student artwork must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19 at the Department of Neighborhoods. For more information, contact Peter McGraw vog.elttaes|warGcM.reteP#vog.elttaes|warGcM.reteP , (206) 615-0950.