OXFORD – The organizers of an all-ages art contest at the Oxford Memorial Library want to showcase the artistic talents of local residents and raise money for the library building project at the same time.
The contest will start like any other, with community members submitting original works of art in a variety of different media. But there is a twist: All entrants are asked to submit at least one piece of art featuring the library itself, whether it be a drawing, painting or photograph. Those pieces will be displayed at 6 On The Square and, with the artist’s consent, will be auctioned off at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Oxford Memorial Library Building Fund.
“Not only will it be a great way to showcase the creativity of our community, but it is it a great opportunity for fund raising for the library building fund,” said Library Clerk Naomi Cronk, who has spearheaded the effort.