Earth Day art contest

All ages and all skill-levels are invited to participate in the Water Art Competition, an art contest in the spirit of Earth Day with a focus on water protection, conservation, and restoration.

Participants must draw their own vision of a greenspace with a rainscaping feature that would complement their neighborhood.

This contest is sponsored by the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, in partnership with the cities of Southern Anoka County as part of a Capstone Project for local Master Water Stewards.

Artwork submissions will be accepted at the Columbia Heights Public Library until the Saturday, April 29, deadline. Artwork will be displayed for public viewing as they are received, and winning artwork will be enlarged and put on exhibit at the library and Mississippi Watershed Management Organization.

Voting will take place through May 1-13 at the Columbia Heights Public Library, 3939 Central Avenue NE.

Art workshops will be held at the library for those who need some extra guidance or inspiration. Workshops will take place on the following dates: April 5 (3-6 p.m.); April 8th (noon to 3 p.m.), and April 19 (4-7 p.m.). Workshops are for ages 10 and up, art supplies will be provided, no registration necessary.

For more information on the contest, visit the Columbia Heights Public Library or visit the Facebook page.