Young Artists Wanted To Show Their Work

June 24, 2019

Rep. Liz Linehan, the House chair of the legislature’s Committee on Children, is looking for young artists from towns in her district – Cheshire, Southington, and Wallingford – to display their artwork in the Children’s Committee offices at the State Capitol.

“I have this big office and I haven’t put anything of my own up on the walls. I realized it was because I feel this office really doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to the children and families I represent,” she said.

Representative Linehan is reaching out to young artists under the age of 18 to help her decorate the offices.

Children interested in participating should email a photo of their artwork to Representative Linehan's office.  All mediums will be considered, including short, inspirational stories and papers. A short biography of the artist also should be included.

Representative Linehan said she would pay for any necessary framing. Winners will be chosen August 6th and notified by email. All winning artists and their parents will be invited to tour the Capitol with Rep Linehan, and see the artwork on a special visit. The tour will be in August, before the start of school.

“Please, help me inspire creativity for kids at the Capitol,” she said. “Nothing makes an office feel more like home than the artwork of our children. Your stories will help remind me of the importance of the work we do. It’s all about the kids!”