The annual Western Heritage Contest is accepting participants at the Carnegie Center for the Arts.

The Carnegie Art Center holds a contest for area artists to participate and show off their work every year in July.

According to Carnegie Center for the Arts director Bobbi Brown, the theme for this year's contest is "Anything Goes!" (as long as it depicts the area's western heritage) and is sponsored by R.C. and Mary Trotter.

The cost to enter is $25 for the first piece and $10 for each additional piece. All mediums are welcome.

Entries will be judged and prizes will be given with first place prize winning $250, second place $150, third place $100 and honorable mention $75.

Pieces will be accepted now until July 23 at Carnegie Center for the Arts, 701 N. 2nd Ave. All work will be judged and displayed during the July Final Friday, when winners will be announced.

The work will remain on display until the August Final Friday.

"This is a great opportunity to show your creativity and skill as an artist and offers the opportunity to mingle with the community during Final Friday," Brown said. "Hope to see you."

Call 620-225-6388 for more information.


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