More than 50 of the top student artists from Granite District high schools will create works on-site in a live art competition at Taylorsville High (5225 S. Redwood Road) on Monday, Jan. 30, from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Students from eight high schools will have four hours to create a work of art and will compete in various art mediums such as watercolor, pastel, oil, acrylic, charcoal, pencil, pen and ink, stained glass, sculpture and pottery. Each artist will also have a display area of art they have created in the past.
Cash prizes totaling $800 will be awarded at 7:30 p.m. in five categories: drawing, painting, mixed media, 3D art and wheel-thrown pottery. Judges will include renowned local artists: Al Rounds, Susan Jarvis, Ben Steele, Aaron Ashcraft and Nathan Newman. Spectators can also vote on a "People's Choice Award" winner.
Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Granite Education Foundation (GEF) and made possible by a grant from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation. A children's area for young artists and refreshments will be available.