The second annual ArtsAlive! Competition in Downtown Merced will be held Oct. 22 at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main Street.
Come after 9 a.m. to register, then find a spot anywhere on the streets of downtown Merced and make art in any medium, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Bring $15 to enter and you get a lunch coupon from J&R Tacos, water and a T-shirt. Arts Council Members enter for free, so please consider joining if you are not already a member.
Student membership is also $15.
Besides judged categories there is a "People's Choice" award.
"ArtsAlive is one of the coolest events that the Arts Council has going on, said Staci Santa, executive director of the Merced County Arts Center. "It is a challenge for artists, a 'teachable moment' for arts enthusiasts, and an economic engine for the arts sector."
There are also prizes from local businesses that support the arts, such as theater tickets to Playhouse Merced, dinner at J&R Tacos or Hangar Cafe, or tickets to an upcoming Downtown Life Magazine indie music show or a meal from House of Dogz.