Photos courtesy of city of Tempe

The youthful voices of Tempe’s democracy will soon color canvas and paper as the Tempe Municipal Court calls upon the city’s students to express their artistic talents. Celebrating Law Day 2024, students in fourth through sixth grades from the Tempe school district are invited to submit their artwork, interpreting this year’s theme: the importance of voices in democracy.
With creativity as their guide, young artists can choose to draw, paint, sketch, or even assemble a collage to convey their unique perspectives on democratic participation. This contest not only encourages individual expression but also collaborative efforts, allowing pairs to submit joint masterpieces. The deadline for this contest is April 15.

Artistic interpretations will be part of a public exhibit. From April 23 to May 5, the Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave., will become a gallery of youthful expression, with each submission on display for the community to admire. Cash prizes await the creators of the most compelling works.

But the artistic endeavor isn’t solely about competition. On April 6, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the city will host Law Day at the Library. Here, in a union of education and enjoyment, Tempe Municipal Court’s Presiding Judge Kane will illuminate the Law Day theme for the attendees. The event will include a workshop setting, with art supplies on hand for students to begin or polish their contest entries. Engaging activities like J-U-D-G-E BINGO and Wacky AZ Laws Trivia promise a blend of learning and laughter, making the legal landscape approacable.

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