Executive Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Angelo explains, "We are holding an art contest with all the 4th graders in the San Angelo Independent School District. The art contest is to design a logo for our annual fundraiser, Bowl for Kids Sake, taking place January 26th."
The fund raiser is for Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Angelo, an organization that partners nearly 200 adult volunteer mentors with children as young as 6 years old every week. It seemed only natural to solicit the artistic talents of SAISD students for the task.
"The school district and Big Brothers Big Sisters work together in placing mentors with children. We wanted to use them a little bit more in getting these great designs we're gonna get from these children because they're so creative. They come up with ideas that we could never come up with."
From here, each 4th grade class will select a winner from their school to submit for the final art contest.
"Whoever wins the art project wins a bicycle and their design will be featured in our advertising and our t-shirts."
These t-shirts will be the signature shirts for the Bowl for Kids Sake event.
"We're gonna display all of those winners at the Coop Gallery on October 15th, open to the public, then we'll have a reception for the winners, their parents, the teachers, and we'll present the bicycle to the grand prize winner. But all of the artists get their art work displayed."
This art project has been ongoing since the beginning of the school year and is set to wrap up next week. Judging will take place at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts on October 10th from 2PM to 4PM. State Representative Drew Darby, SAMFA Director Howard Taylor, and KSAN News anchor Cynthia Peeples will select a winner from the 17 different schools. Bowl for Kids Sake takes place January 26th.