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Calling All Artists Who 'Heart' Manhattan Beach

Dec 15, 2016 09:27AM ● By Jeanne Fratello

"It's All About the Beach" by Karen Myers

Do you love Manhattan Beach? Do you enjoy expressing those feelings through art? If you have original artwork that shows your love for Manhattan Beach, the city's Cultural Arts Division wants to see your work.

The Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department's Cultural Arts Division is currently seeking for artists of all ages to submit their entries for the 2017 Why I 'Heart' Manhattan Beach art exhibit. The exhibition theme is, “What people love about Manhattan Beach,” and submissions should reflect this theme.

This juried show is open to artists of all ages who are Manhattan Beach residents, students attending a Manhattan Beach school, or enrolled in a Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation art class can participate. Artwork can be in any 2-dimensional medium, and no more than 2 feet by 2 feet in size. There is a limit of one submission per artist; submissions are due by January 24.

An online submission form is available here; full instructions are available here.

The artwork that is selected for the exhibition will be displayed at Manhattan Beach City Hall from February 21 through March 16, 2017.

Although submission of artwork does not guarantee that it will be physically exhibited at City Hall, all submissions will be displayed in digital format on the city’s website.

Past contest winners have depicted the Manhattan Beach Pier, holiday fireworks, volleyball, kids playing in the sand, wetsuits hanging out to dry, and the walk streets.

The contest is now in its fourth year. Manhattan Beach City Councilmember Wayne Powell, who originally launched the idea for the contest, has said that he wanted to give locals an opportunity to express what they love about their city.

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