9th Annual Teen Graffiti Art Contest - Updated!

We'll be painting on Masonite board in the staff lot (off of Williams) at the Downtown library this Friday, July 22, 11 AM - 1 PM. We'll supply paint, the boards, easels and cold water; you provide the creativity. All art work will be in a summer exhibit at the Downtown Library from July 26 - August 30. Three winners will receive gift certificates for art supplies ($75, $50 and $25). Grades 6-12. Local artist Joanie Newberry will be our Judge this year.

Check out the winners from previous years.

Thirty artists showed up on a hot day to express themselves and turned out fine pieces of art that will be on display at the downtown library until Tuesday, August 31st. All paintings will be in the Multi-Purpose Room and also on display on the third floor.

1st Place - 'Ocean Sunset' - artist Drew Hirzel
2nd Place - 'Untitled' - artist Lillian Xie
3rd Place - 'Rose' - artist Deanna Shih
Honorable Mention - 'Heart on Fire' - artist Popi Vorias
Honorable Mention - 'Thinking 4 Art' - Grace Tanvi

Our Judge this year is Joanie Newberry local visual artist and the top three winners will receive gift certificates for art supplies from Michigan Book and Supply, ($75,$50 and $25)



yes, i could use money!

I can't wait to see all the great art!




This is such a great event! I look forward to seeing the teens in action.


The winners from last year are all great - and each has their own style. Looking forward to seeing this year's entries.



This sounds really fun!


why does everyone comment "cool"?

sounds sweet!

i'm coming!

All the art from last year looks really great!



Looking forward!

Oh wow, the winners from last year did a great job! I can't wait to see how they'll do this year!

If you participate in the summer reading program at the library you get points for every comment you post (50 points each). Also if you look at the names of those who comment "cool" to everything you will notice that those are the people who have the most points.

I think that's AWESOME!!!

last year they were really creative

I love to look at graffitti art. I think that this is a great sanctioned event to show graffitti artists at there best :)

Awesome. May the best teen win!

Is this legal?( Just to be safe!)

Wow, great showcase for teen talent

Sounds awesome!

What a neat opportunity for teens!


Not really my thing, but I'm sure others will enjoy it


Aw :( i missed it!

I saw last years winners and I really like them!

I was wishing to do this since last year, cause I couldn't last year.

I'm looking forward to seeing the art on display later this week!


I can't wait to see the art!!

my brothers was so cool!

I really liked the rose.

I enjoyed looking at the winners from previous years