Eighth annual mural competition to welcome more than 200 students from 36 high schools 

Students painting a muralMore than 200 high school students from 36 schools across Nebraska will be at Hastings College for the eighth annual Jackson Dinsdale Art Center Mural Competition on Wednesday, October 4.

Working in teams, students from each school will create 36 x 60 inch vinyl murals using paint, which will then be judged by Hastings College senior art majors. The creative theme for the competition is not announced until the 10:00 a.m. welcome. This provides a challenging and fun event for students!

The top three teams receive awards. After the event, teams are allowed to take their murals to hang in their high schools. Teams will design and create their artwork outside in the parking lot between the JDAC and Gray Center (1100 N. Elm Avenue).

What: Hastings College Mural Competition
When: Wednesday, October 4
Time: 10:00 am-3:30 pm
Painting is 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
The best time for photos/video/interviews is 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Awards are at 3:00 pm.
Where: Jackson Dinsdale Art Center, 700 E. 12th St., Hastings, Nebraska
Why: 200+ students from 36 high schools will compete in a mural painting competition

Participating high schools include:

  • Adams Central High School
  • Bellevue East High School
  • Bellevue West High School
  • Bruning-Davenport USD
  • Crete High School
  • Cross County Community School
  • Doniphan-Trumbull High School
  • Elm Creek High School
  • Exeter-Milligan High School
  • Franklin High School
  • Gibbon High School
  • Giltner High School
  • Gothenburg High School
  • Grand Island Northwest High School
  • Gross Catholic High School
  • Hampton High School
  • Hastings Catholic Schools
  • Hastings Senior High School
  • Heartland Community Schools
  • Kearney High School
  • Kenesaw Public School
  • Lawrence/Nelson High School
  • McCook High School
  • Minden High School
  • Ogallala High School
  • Omaha Burke High School
  • Palmer High School
  • Perkins County High School
  • Ravenna High School
  • Riverside Public Schools
  • Sandy Creek High School
  • Shelby-Rising City High School
  • Silver Lake High School
  • Sumner Eddyville Miller High School
  • Thayer Central High School
  • Waverly High School

Hastings College is a four-year residential college that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. Discover more at hastings.edu.

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