Youth art contest submissions due by Sunday for Vail Arts Fest contest |

Youth art contest submissions due by Sunday for Vail Arts Fest contest

Daily staff report

VAIL — In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Vail Arts Festival’s theme “Engage with Art,” kids are encouraged to submit their work of art for a special Emerging Youth Artist Contest category via social media voting. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, and all artistic mediums will be considered. Submissions should be submitted via the Vail Arts Festival’s Facebook page. Participants ages 3 to 12 should submit a three-minute video illustrating a unique craft which showcases creativity, personal style and illustrates why they should be chosen as the Emerging Youth Artist. The youth artist with the most public votes on the event Facebook page at will be awarded first place. The winner will have his/her craft featured at the “kid’s creative kingdom” area at the 30th anniversary Vail Arts Festival as well as two youth/two adult day passes to Vail’s Adventure Ridge and $50 gift certificate to Blue Moose Pizza. Complete information on the contest and the Vail Arts Festival can be found on the event’s Facebook page, as well as at

About Vail Arts Festival

The Vail Arts Festival is set for June 27-29. The festival provides an opportunity to bring home an original work of art after chatting with the artist, blended with other delights. Over 80 artists were selected by an art jury to attend and showcase various mediums such as glass, metalwork, wood, mixed media, ceramics, painting, photography, jewelry and anything else that inspires the eye and the soul. Let the daily grind fall away and bring home an artistic reminder that will whisk you back to one of the summer’s most inspiring experiences at the Vail Arts Festival.

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