Grand Island Public Library hosts first ever Community Art Show

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Published: Aug. 7, 2022 at 9:18 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Grand Island Public Library is hosting its first ever Community Art Show.

The library hosts a kids and teen art contest, and are expanding that to adults now. The age of participants starts at 18 years old. All forms and variety of art were submitted.

“We’ve had the teen art contest for many many years, and this year we thought you know why not expand it to all age groups. We had the children art show back in June and this is the first community art show we’ve done because we know there is a lot of talented artist right here in our community,” said Jennifer Fentress, youth and family service librarian at Grand Island Public Library.

There were many submissions for the art show by the community, pleasing the library to see the community showing up for events that locals ask for and are now presented to them.

“We’re hoping to really build community and for people to be able to share their talents and their art, right here locally,” Fentress said.

The Grand Island Library is hoping to make this a regular event.

“We’re hoping the word gets out because we plan on doing this every year,” Fentress noted. “Maybe for folks who do art and haven’t had a chance to share it or maybe haven’t been into art for a few years and maybe they want to get back into it and be able to show it of to the community; they can get involved too.”

She added, they hope people attend the art show, as this is an exciting new event to have artist display their art in the Art Cove of the Grand Island Public Library and it’s something people can also learn from.

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