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International Peace Day Art Exhibit
Posted on July 27th, 2017

​The Guilford Parks and Recreation Department and Guilford Youth & Family Services are pleased to announce their commitment to the United Nation’s International Day of Peace on September 21st.  In celebration of this Day we will be coordinating a town-wide Art Exhibit.  We are seeking artists of all ages to participate.  The theme for this year’s International Peace Day is:
 
Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All
 
The International Day of Peace was first created in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly as a day to celebrate peace among all.  Again in 2001, the General Assembly designated the day as a day of non-violence.  Each year, communities are encouraged to participate and show their commitment to Peace.
 
Over the past 7 years, a moment of silence has taken place on the Guilford Green with churches ringing their bells in unison to celebrate the day. This year, the peace celebrations will take place at 4:00 PM on the Guilford Green. All are welcome!
 
Rules for the art contest:

All ages are encouraged to participate
 
Theme:  Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for all
 
Art can be submitted on paper, canvas, photography (up to 18 x 24)
 
Submissions to be received by Ellen Clow, Recreation Supervisor, by Thursday, September 7th  at the Community Center, 32 Church St. Guilford, CT 06437.
 
Art will be displayed in various locations around the Town of Guilford.  If you are a business owner interested in displaying a piece(s) of art work, please contact Ellen Clow at 203 453-8068 or clowe@ci.guilford.ct.us.  
 
Art will be posted to the Town of Guilford Facebook page for all to view.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 “liked” submissions.


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