In honor of Creek Week, Sept. 23-30, the Goleta Valley Library is hosting the Second Annual Creek Week Art Contest.

Community members are invited to submit original artwork inspired by local creeks, watersheds, and the ocean using this year’s theme Goleta the Goodland, Thriving Habitats.

To be included in the contest, bring your artwork to the Goleta Valley Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Sept. 1-8, during regular business hours.

Participants can use paints, oils, colored pencils, clay, cameras, or the medium of their choosing.

All ages and skill levels are invited to participate. There will be three categories: adults (ages 18 and older), teens (seventh-12th graders), and children (sixth grade and below).

Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte will judge the artwork and award a 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and honorable mention for each category. Artwork will be on display for the community to enjoy Sept. 11-Oct. 1.

Winners will be announced at a reception, 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 27 at Goleta Valley Library to which all participants and community members, are invited.

Participation details:
• Participants may only submit one piece of art.
• All artwork that represents the theme Goleta the Goodland, Thriving Habitats will be accepted.
• Art must be original, completed solely by the participant.
• All mediums allowed (photography, painting, drawing, collage, etc.).
• Artwork does not need to be framed but must have the participant’s name and category on the back.
• Art must be no larger than 42 inches any direction (including frame) and have a way to be hung on the wall.
• The art will be scored on relevance to the theme, overall appearance, and originality.

Direct questions to library staff member Sharon Nigh at