The contest is open to all artists of any medium, ages 16 and over. Artists will have from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to create their masterpieces, and a panel of judges will determine the winners. First prize is $200, with $100 and $50 being awarded to the second- and third-place winners, respectively.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Southport Community Center, 6901 Derbyshire Road. Participants must furnish all their supplies and clean up afterward.
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As part of the paint Southport beautification project, the committee and the city are seeking proposals from artists for a mural on the east wall of the center. The theme is open, but proposed ideas should be thoughtful of the community.
The winning artist will be awarded $250 for the use of his idea, and the public will paint the mural Aug. 8.
More information on both programs is available at www.soarts.org/; layout templates for the wall can be found at www.SoArts.org/paintsouthportwall.pdf.