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Congressman Emanuel Cleaver

Representing the 5th District of MISSOURI

Congressman Cleaver to Hold 2017 Congressional Art Competition this Saturday

Apr 12, 2017
Press Release

(Kansas City, MO) – The 2017 Congressional Art Competition is quickly approaching. Each year, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation in each congressional district. This year, students from Missouri’s 5th Congressional district have submitted 270 art entries in the competition entitled, A Voyage of Artistic Discovery.

“This is truly a highlight of my congressional year. I love to see the students’ work. I’m always excited to recognize and showcase their talent,” said Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II.

The announcement of the top artist will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Kansas City Public Library. Students submitted entries to Congressman Cleaver’s office in March. A panel will select the winning entry which is then displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The art will be on display at the Kansas City Library until April 17, 2017.

Who: High School Students in Congressman Cleaver’s 5th Congressional District

What: Congressional Art Competition, Viewing and Announcement of Winner

When: Saturday, April 15, 2017 Reception: 1:30 p.m. Program: 2:00 p.m.

Where: Kansas City Public Library, 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, Missouri’s Director of City Communication, Chris Hernandez, will be the guest emcee for the event at the downtown Public Library. For more information about this press release, please contact Heather Frierson at 816-842-4545 or

Emanuel Cleaver, II is the U.S. Representative for Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes Kansas City, Independence, Lee's Summit, Raytown, Grandview, Sugar Creek, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Claycomo, and all of Ray, Lafayette, and Saline Counties. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, and also a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. A high-resolution photo of Congressman Cleaver is available here.