Below you'll find our most recent art contest information, scholarship applications, and Day in the Park vendor forms.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and with continued concern for the safety and health of all involved, the 49th Day in the Park will not occur in its traditional form on May 1, 2021. The Laurel Arts League is excited to celebrate the arts in different ways that will benefit the community in a safe manner.
The health and safety of our community, as well as that of the hardworking people who make this event possible, remain our top priority and have guided us to this decision. Of course, we miss all of you and cannot wait for when we can gather together again. However, with the continued restrictions on gatherings and current social distancing standards, we felt that we could not deliver an experience that the community has grown accustomed to with Day in the Park.
We are hard at work making plans for smaller pop-up events that will be announced in the coming weeks. Our 5k Race and Student Art Contest will still take place this year, but they'll look a little different. Stay tuned to our website and social media pages for more information as these events come to fruition!
And we are looking forward to 2022 when the 50th anniversary of Day in the Park will be the biggest and best yet!
Arts & Crafts Vendors: we’d like to invite you to join our Virtual Craft Fair. Click Here to submit a link to your e-commerce site or social media profile. We will be promoting our Virtual Craft Fair through various channels in the coming months. Participation in the Virtual Craft Fair is at no cost to you. This is just our way of saying THANK YOU for your continued support of the Laurel Arts League!
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May 1, 2021
Mason Park, Laurel MS
(Yes, this event is happening!)
Day in the Park kicks off with the annual 5K race at 8:00 a.m. (rain or shine), followed immediately by the one-mile fun run.
This challenging 5k race runs through the historic district of downtown Laurel, MS.
Participant safety is our number 1 priority! While restrictions pertaining to Covid-19 are subject to change, we will continue to do our best to comply with all mandates and recommendations of our public officials in order to provide you with the safest race experience possible. We ask ALL of our participants to do their part to help us keep everyone safe!
Here's what you can expect at our race:
- Face masks are strongly encouraged before and after the race. (No you do not have to run in a mask)
- Staggered starts to ensure social distancing.
- Hand sanitizer available.
Please do NOT participate if you are sick, have any cold/flu-like symptoms, or have been in known direct contact with someone with Covid-19. Please stay home and participate virtually!
Online Registration is now OPEN Click Here
Saturday, May 8, 2021
(Yes, this event is happening!)
Students from Kindergarten to 12th grade exhibit their art front lawn of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art on Saturday, May 8.
Judged by local artists and art educators, the winners are given a small scholarship and ribbon.
Wednesday, May 5 | 3:30 to 5:30 – Artwork Drop-off at St. John’s Episcopal
Thursday, May 6 | 3:30 to 5:30 – Artwork Drop-off at St. John’s Episcopal
Saturday, May 8 | 10:00 to 2:00 – Display at Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
Questions? Contact Student Art Contest Chairman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidelines For Artwork:
2021 City Wide Art Contest
Theme: In My Garden I Would Grow…
Entry Deadline: 3/11/2021
Winners Exhibit, Lauren Rodgers Museum of Art: 4/23/2021 – 5/1/2021
Winners' Reception (Invitation Only):
Unless restrictions due to the pandemic change dramatically, we will NOT be hosting a Winners Reception at the LRMA this year. Instead, we will be recording a virtual walkthrough of the Winners Exhibit that will be shared on this website, the LRMA website, and all associated social media platforms.
The Laurel Arts League, a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging and fostering the arts, is offering a scholarship to collegiate art students.
Students must be entering their junior year or above, and should submit an application by May 31, 2021.
Applications should be emailed to email@example.com.
The scholarship amount is $2,000.00, with one half to be paid each semester and will be awarded on a yearly basis.
Scholarship award criteria include: quality of work, financial need, and recommendations. The competition is open to all art students in Mississippi. Award recipients are expected to donate a piece of their work, of their choosing, to the Laurel Arts League by the close of the scholarship year.
Below you will find a copy of the scholarship application. We look forward to your applications.
Emily Pickering, 2020-2021 Scholarship Chair
With continued concern for the safety and health of all involved, the 49th Day in the Park will not occur in its traditional form on May 1, 2021.
The Laurel Arts League is excited to celebrate the arts in different ways that will benefit the community in a safe manner.