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News Release
"Share Your Art -- Share Your Culture!" Youth Art Contest and Drawing Sessions - 11/21/22

PASCO, WA – Youth ages 12-20 are invited to attend free drawing sessions in Pasco and Prosser throughout December. Sessions will provide materials and guidance for young artists to create artwork to be submitted in the Educational Service District (ESD) 123’s Share Your Art – Share Your Culture!” Youth Art Contest. Drawing sessions will be held from 5:30-6:30 PM on December 7th and 8th at the Tierra Vida Recreation Center in Pasco and December 14th and 15th at The Bunkhouse Studios in Prosser.

Drawing sessions will focus on either line drawing or painting around the “Share Your Art – Share Your Culture” contest themes of celebrating Hispanic/Latino culture and promoting substance-free spaces and lifestyles. Winning artwork from the contest will be used to create a set of stickers and a coloring book that will be distributed across Washington state. The art contest and drawing sessions are supported by funding from the Department of Health Youth Cannabis and Commercial Tobacco Prevention Program (YCCTPP).

Event details for the four drawing sessions are as follows:

  • Wednesday, December 7 – Line Art Drawing Session, 5:30-6:30 PM, Tierra Vida Recreation Center (3525 East A Street in Pasco)
  • Thursday, December 8 – Canvas Painting Session, 5:30-6:30 PM, Tierra Vida Recreation Center
  • Wednesday, December 14 – Line Art Drawing Session, 5:30-6:30 PM, The Bunkhouse Studios (717 6th Street, Suite B in Prosser) 
  • Thursday, December 15 – Canvas Painting Session, 5:30-6:30 PM, The Bunkhouse Studios

Drawing sessions are open to all youth ages 12-20. Those wanting to participate in these free sessions must register first on the ESD contest webpage at bit.ly/esd123-art-contest. The deadline to submit artwork for the Youth Art Contest is January 6, 2023.

Find full drawing sessions and art contest details and requirements at bit.ly/esd123-art-contest. Contact Molly Curtiss, Director of Communications, at mcurtiss@esd123.org or 509.544.5787 for more information.

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About ESD 123:  Educational Service District 123, based in Pasco, WA, is one of nine ESDs in Washington. Dedicated to delivering collaborative solutions that promote learning, ESD 123 serves 23 school districts in seven counties of Southeastern Washington. Under Superintendent Steve McCullough and its board of directors, this legislatively mandated, not-for-profit educational organization provides efficiency of educational systems and equity of learning opportunities for over 70,000 Washington students. For more information about ESD 123, please call 509-544-5700 or 888-547-8441 or visit www.esd123.org.

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