Ever wonder if you could make a living as an artist? Thanks to the Memphis Friends of the Library, teen artists – ages 13 to 18 – will have the chance to showcase and sell their work directly to customers at #TeenArtsFest 2018 on Saturday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave.). Whether painters, sculptors, photographers or designers, teens can highlight their artistic abilities and earn some cash!
“Friends realize that teens and their artwork are very valuable, and we want to reward them,” said Friends of the Library President Jacqueline Wallace. “This event can launch you into your life’s dream of becoming a professional artist!”
Launching that dream starts with attending one of these mandatory orientations. So, mark your calendar today!
Monday, July 16
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave., CLOUD901)
Saturday, Aug. 11
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
3712 Argonne St.
1929 S. Third St.
During these informative sessions, teens will receive all the information they need to participate in the event September 22. Due to the overwhelming response at the first Teen Arts Fest, teens are encouraged to act fast to secure their spots! (For details, email Christy.Kirchner@memphistn.gov.)
“We’ve all heard the cliché about starving artists. Well, if you’re participating in the Friends’ Teen Arts Fest, you will not starve! Friends want to encourage teens to pursue their passions and dreams, and we are just as passionate about their artwork as they are!” Wallace concluded.
By: Marcey Wright, MineWrite Marketing & Communications, LLC