Summer Reading Art Challenge 2019 Artists’ Reception

Join us for an opening reception for Summer Reading Art Challenge 2019! This reception is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Registration and library card NOT necessary.

Entries from all three categories—adults, teens, and kids—of Summer Reading Art Challenge 2019 will be on display in the Local History, Genealogy, and Post Reading Room wing inside Joplin Public Library from Thursday, August 8, 2019 through Sunday, September 29, 2019.

The purpose of the Summer Reading Art Challenge is to encourage exploration of the visual arts through creating an artwork based on Missouri’s state-wide theme for Summer Reading. Artworks in this year’s exhibit are inspired by space, the Summer Reading theme for 2019.

For more information, contact Post Art Library Director, Jill Sullivan, at 417-623-7953 x1041.

Arts and cultural library displays, events, and exhibitions are coordinated and curated by Post Art Library (PAL). PAL’s mission is to enrich the community of Joplin by perpetuating Dr. Winfred L. and Elizabeth C. Post’s love of art, architecture, history, and history preservation through public access to arts-related library resources and services, educational programming, events, and exhibits. For more information, visit or