Congressman Aaron Schock will host the 31st Annual Congressional Art Show and Competition in Peoria TOMORROW, Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT. Congressman Schock will deliver remarks and announce this year’s winner at 11:00am CT.
WHO: Congressman Aaron Schock
WHAT: 31th Annual Congressional Art Show and Competition
WHERE: Downtown Peoria Library, 107 Northeast Monroe St., Peoria, Illinois
WHEN: TOMORROW, Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
NOTE: Awards presentation will commence at 11:00am CT
BACKGROUND: This year marks the 31st Annual Congressional Art Show and Competition. Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students, and it serves as an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each congressional district. The national theme for the competition is “An Artistic Discovery.”
The over-all winner of each participating district will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol, and the winners from each district will be invited to a reception in Washington DC to take place sometime this summer.
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nation-wide competition. This year, over 100 pieces of art have been registered for Congressman Schock’s district competition, with participation from over 20 area high schools.