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Teen Art Contest

Congratulations to this year's winners!

1st Place:
The Cranes Keep Me Sane by Grant H.

2nd Place:
The Rain Witch by Charles S.

3rd Place:
Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat by Quinn K.


Does art inspire you? Do you create art that empowers others? Enter your favorite original art piece to the Milwaukee Public Library thru Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Submissions will be displayed  during our Teen Art Gallery. All eligible submissions will be voted on by “Community Choice” during the Teen Art Gallery. Winners will be announced at the Teen Art Contest Reception & Celebration.

Community Choice Award Prizes*:
  • 1st Place-$100 Gift Card to Blick Art
  • 2nd Place-$50 Gift Card to Blick Art
  • 3rd Place-$30 Gift Card to Blick Art

*Additional Awards may be available the night of event

Rules & Regulations:
Must be between 13 and 18 years of age to participate. Limit of two entries per person. Entries must be original. Entries can include still-life visual art such as paintings, drawings, sculptures, graphic design and photography. All entries must include a permission form signed by a parent/guardian.There is no guarantee that submissions will be returned*. Participants must be Milwaukee County residents to be eligible. Individuals can win one prize only in this contest.

*Submissions will not be returned until after the Teen Art Gallery Reception & Celebration on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Submissions will be held at the Central Library until Thursday, January 31, 2019. For more information, please contact 286-3091.

Presented in partnership with members from Milwaukee Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Sponsored by the MPL Teen Advisory Board, funded by the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation.


Teen Art Gallery

All eligible works submitted from the contest will be on display for two nights in our Teen Art Gallery. All community members are welcome to view the art and vote for our Community Choice Award. 

Central Library Centennial Hall
Monday, December 10, 4-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 11, 4-6 p.m.

Teen Art Gallery Reception & Celebration

A final Teen Art Gallery Awards Reception & Celebration will be held Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. to celebrate all submissions to the Teen Art Contest and announce the winners. Refreshments will be provided during the reception. Awards will be announced at 7 p.m.

Central Library Centennial Hall
Tuesday, December 11, 6-7:30 p.m.