Creek Week Art Submissions Accepted Sep. 1 – 8

There is still time to show your love for our creeks and watersheds through art! The Goleta Valley Library is hosting the Second Annual Creek Week Art Contest. Community members of all ages and skill levels are invited to submit original artwork inspired by our creeks, watersheds, and 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 Avenue) beginning this Friday, September 1. The last day to submit artwork is September 8.

All ages and skill levels are invited to participate. There will be three categories: adults (18 +), teens (7th-12th grade), and children (6th grade and below). Mayor Paula Perotte will judge the artwork and award a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place along with Honorable Mention for each category. Artwork will be on display for the community to enjoy September 11 through October 1.

Winners will be announced at a reception at the Goleta Valley Library on September 27th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. which all participants, along with community members, are invited to attend.

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 is not required to be framed but must have the participants 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. 

For any questions, please contact Library staff member Sharon Nigh at

We can’t wait to see your creations.