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Avondale Alliance for Racial Justice hosting second annual Black History Month art contest

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Avondale Alliance for Racial Justice hosting second annual Black History Month art contest

Kyle Miller-Dotson, 7, won first place in the elementary one category of the Avondale Alliance for Racial Justice’s art contest for his piece “The Climb” on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Finders Keepers Furniture. Photo by Zoe Seiler.

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Avondale Estates, GA — The Avondale Alliance for Racial Justice is seeking submissions for its second annual student Black History Month art contest. The awards reception will be held on Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m. at Finder’s Keepers Furnishings.

The group invites students to share their artistic vision. The theme this year is “Black Empowerment through Wellness: Strengthening Mind, Body and Spirit.” Students are asked to reflect on the many sources of strength that have sustained Black Americans throughout history and today, according to a press release.

The art contest is open to all elementary through high school students, ages five to 19, who live in Avondale Estates, GA or attend Avondale Elementary, DeKalb School of the Arts Elementary or High School, The Museum School, Druid Hills Middle School or High School, The Friends School of Atlanta or the Waldorf School. The winners will receive cash prizes to support their creativity.

The submission deadline is Feb. 15. Students and parents can submit their art here. The art work submitted will be display on the AARJ’s website.

At the reception in March, singer Dia Scott will perform. The winning children’s art will be displayed at Finder’s Keepers for the week prior to the reception.

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