Lynchburg Public Library

Tween & Teen Art Show 2023

Tween & Teen Art Show Kickoff: June 6 at 12:30 PM

Showcase your artwork at the Library and have a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Art Box!


The third annual Tween & Teen Art Show is open to tweens (ages 9-12) and teens (ages 13-17). There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for each of the two age categories–stay tuned for prize details! Each artist may submit one piece of artwork.

All types of art can be submitted, whether you create a painting, drawing, pottery, digital art, etc.! We ask, however, that you refrain from submitting art that is easily broken or dismantled (e.g., LEGO® bricks).

There is no specific size limitation for artwork submitted; however all artwork for the Tween & Teen Art Show will need to be reasonably sized to be able to be displayed in the Young Adult room at the Main Library. Any artwork that is inappropriate (featuring profanity, violence, or any other offensive material) will be disqualified and cannot be displayed. The Library will not be held responsible for lost or damaged art. 

Kickoff event: June 6, 12:30-2:00 PM

Meet with local artists and get inspired to create your own art for the Tween & Teen Art Show!

This program will feature a meet-and-greet with local artists, Ella Morrison, Stephen Kissel, and Christina Davis, who will share motivational advice with attendees! This will be followed by an art activity.

Light refreshments will be available.

Due date: July 15

All tween & teen art must be turned in at the Youth Services desk by 5:30 PM on Saturday, July 15. Each artist will need to fill in a submission form.

Judging: Week of July 17

The Tween & Teen Art Show will be judged by a panel of local artists–stay tuned for their bios!

Winners notified: July 22

All Tween & Teen Art Show winners will be notified on Saturday, July 22. Winners are encouraged to pick up their prizes as soon as possible, so we can take and share photos of the artists and their award-winning artwork!


1st place: $50 gift certificate to The Art Box

2nd place: Sketch journal and set of 24 watercolor brush pens

3rd place: Art Dice drawing & painting inspiration game

There will be one of each winner chosen for each of the two categories (tweens and teens).

Exhibition: July 24-August 5

The Tween & Teen Art Show exhibition will be on display in the Young Adult room at the Main Library during our regular business hours, from July 24 through August 5.

Summer Reading Program for Tweens & Teens

Teen Advisory Board 

Zine Collection

Hill City Teens

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