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Carnegie Arts Center seeks youth art for street banners
Carnegie banners
The Carnegie Arts Center anniversary committee is seeking artwork created by youth ages 4-18 that reflects or uses the number 10 to use on street banners (Photo contributed).

Turlock’s Carnegie Arts Center will be opening its 10th anniversary season this September and is hoping local youth will help with the celebration.

Following the disastrous fire in 2005 and several years of planning and construction, the redesigned and revitalized Carnegie opened its doors to the public on Sept. 10, 2011. For the past 10 years, the Carnegie has welcomed and served the community as a space to learn about and enjoy art, music, dance, theater, poetry, and film – becoming a true gathering place for the sharing of ideas and experiences.

To kick off a year-long celebration, the Carnegie’s anniversary committee is seeking artwork created by youth ages 4-18 that reflects or uses the number 10.

“To get everyone excited about our anniversary, the theme for your artwork should be the number 10. Get creative,” said Carnegie Director Lisa McDermott. “It can be the number as digits, the word spelled out, or a picture with 10 things in it. It can be realistic or abstract, and made out of any drawing or painting medium. Just be sure it is bold and colorful so that it will stand out for people walking and driving through downtown.”

The committee will select at least 10 winners whose artwork will be printed on two or more street banners that will be displayed on light poles throughout Downtown Turlock this fall.

Artwork will be judged for creativity, response to the theme and technique or skill (relative to age). Winners will also receive a cash prize. The banner contest is sponsored by Robic Refrigeration and the Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association. Artwork must be in a vertical format on paper that is 14 inches by 8 ½ inches. McDermott has offered to supply paper to any young artist who needs the correct size.

Artists should deliver the original artwork with a completed entry form to the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock. Entries will be received through Aug. 29. Hours are: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

“All of the original entries for the banner contest will be kept and included in the annual Ready, Set, Show! Youth Art Exhibition in June 2022. We plan to have a special section for the banner designs that will be part of the continuing anniversary celebration,” said McDermott.

For more info, call the Carnegie at (209) 632-5761, x104 or visit