For Immediate Release
May 16, 2014
Contact: Nicole Lesson
Miami Lakes and its Elderly Affairs Committee in partnership with the Youth Activities Task Force and the Cultural Affairs Committee are hosting The Art Collaborative, an Art Competition culminating in a Gallery Night Grand Opening and Weekend Exhibition. The Art Collaborative is funded by a Community for a Lifetime Support Project for Elders Grant and includes an intergenerational component allowing youth volunteers to work with seniors.
Entries will be judged based on technical quality, composition, originality and artistic merit. First, Second, and Third place winners will be awarded in the following categories: Professional Artists, Amateur Artists, Students (Elementary, Middle School, and High School) and Seniors (60+ years). A special People’s Choice Award will be presented to the artwork with the most votes through the use of social media. All winning entries will be on display at Town Hall during the Gallery Night Grand Opening in June.
All interested artists must pick up competition guidelines and entry form from Town Hall located at 6601 Main Street or download at www.miamilakes-fl.gov. All competition entries must be submitted in person no later than 2 pm Friday, May 23 to Town Hall. For more information about the competition, contact Special Events & Committees Coordinator, Clarisell De Cardenas, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or 305.364.6100.
If you are a high school student interested in volunteering in The Art Collaborative program, please contact Katya Lysak at email@example.com or 305.698.9308.