Below you'll find our most recent art contest information, scholarship applications, Day in the Park Vendor Applications and Day in the Park Race Registration.
Day in the Park is the Laurel Arts League’s largest annual event, which takes place the first Saturday each May in Mason Park.
The day begins with a 5K race followed by a Fun Run. Throughout the day, patrons can enjoy live music, student and juried art competitions, delicious festival cuisine, children’s activities, and the works of skilled craftsmen from across the region.
Arts & Crafts Vendors: DayInParkArtsAndCrafts@gmail.com
Concessions Vendors: DITPConcessions@gmail.com
Entertainment Chairperson: DITPEntertainment@gmail.com
Race Chairperson: DITP5kRace@gmail.com
Children's Activities: DITPChildrensActivities@gmail.com
Day In The Park Overall Event Chairperson: DIPChair@gmail.com
For more information about Day in the Park click here
May 7, 2022
Mason Park, Laurel MS
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.
Need assistance now? Race Chairperson: DITP5kRace@gmail.com
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Open to ALL students from Kindergarten to 12th grade living in Jones or the surrounding counties.
Judged by local artists and art educators, the winners are given a small scholarship and ribbon.
All artwork is exhibited at the Day in the Park: Student Art Tent on Saturday, May 7.
- There is a limit of two (2) items of artwork per student.
- There is a $3.00 entry fee per item of artwork.
Please review the full contest guidelines below.
Tuesday, May 3 | 3:30 - 5:30pm – Artwork Drop-off at St. John’s Episcopal Church - Parish Hall
Saturday, May 7 | 9:00 to 3:00 – Display at Day in the Park
Questions? Contact Student Art Contest Chairman: Lora_Adcock@comcast.net
Guidelines For Artwork:
2022 City Wide Art Contest
Theme: In honor of the contest’s beginnings, we’re going back to its very first theme, “Our Town”.
In 1971, students were asked to take inspiration from an original poem, and we are following in that tradition again this year.
(See guidelines for additional description.)
Entry Deadline: 3/10
Winners Exhibit, Lauren Rodgers Museum of Art: 4/23 – 5/1
The Laurel Arts League, a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging and fostering the arts, is now accepting applications for our scholarship program. The scholarship amount is $2000.
Deadline for submission is Friday, April 8, 2022.
The Laurel Arts League Scholarship is open to all collegiate students in their junior or senior year attending an accredited institution located within Mississippi or a junior or senior collegiate student from Jones County who is attending an accredited institution outside the state. Applicants must be majoring in a visual fine arts degree program at a college or university (private or public).
Award will be determined on a competitive basis and require the submission of an art portfolio and two letters of recommendation. Scholarship award criteria includes quality of work, financial need and recommendations. All work must be original in fabrication and concept.
All applicants will be notified via email of results no later than April 29, 2022. The scholarship amount is $2000, with one half to be paid per semester for one year. Payment will be made directly to the recipient.
All submissions are due by Friday, April 8, 2022.
Applications should be emailed to: email@example.com.
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