For the second year, State Representative Giovanni Capriglione (R-Southlake) will partner with Southlake Women's Club signature event, Art in the Square, which has donated over $2 million in grants to local charities since 2000. The festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year (April 24-26) and features a special section dedicated to high school student artists.  The contest is open to students in NE Tarrant County with a March 27th deadline for submissions. Applications and guidelines are available at

The Grand Prize for the top student artist will receive the Lone Star Artist Award. The winner will have their artwork displayed for a week in the Texas Capitol Rotunda and will receive a trip to Austin with their family including a VIP tour and two-night accommodations, courtesy of Southlake charity, Kids Matter International. Up to $500 in prizes will go to runner-ups in the contest, provided by local realtor Roxanne Taylor.  

Representative Capriglione says "I am amazed at the level of talent presented from students in my district and am honored to help showcase artwork for thousands of visitors to admire in the Texas Capitol." Last year the contest received over 300 submissions from local students and the Lone Star Artist Award winner was a senior at Timbercreek High School in Keller ISD.

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