If you’re proud of your perfectly carved Halloween pumpkin, the Del Rio Council for the Arts wants to see your ghoulish – or gorgeous – gourd.
The Del Rio Council for the Arts is now seeking entries for its first-ever “Great Pumpkin Carving Contest,” DRCA Executive Director Nancy O’Brien announced.
“If you have a pumpkin, and you’ve carved, painted or decorated it for Halloween, we’re asking that you take a photo of it and send it us by Facebook Messenger or you can email the photo to us,” O’Brien said.
Photos may be emailed using the “Contact Us” link on the DRCA’s web site at www.delrioarts.com.
O’Brien said she would like to have all the photos by Thursday, Oct. 29.
“Once we get the photos, we will post them, and we would like to have people vote on them, and on Halloween, we will announce a winner,” she said.
The winner of the contest will receive a $50 Visa card and a bag of Halloween treats.
O’Brien said the contest is part of the DRCA’s continuing outreach to the community.
“We have missed people coming in and out of the Firehouse gallery as they used to, to look at art and to take classes, and this contest is just one way we’re trying to keep the community involved in art.
“Halloween is perfect for that. You carve a pumpkin, and it really is a piece of art that you set on your front porch for other people to look at, and this is an easy way for everyone to view your pumpkins. I think this is a great way for us to share our Halloween with each other,” O’Brien said.
She emphasized the DRCA Firehouse Gallery, 120 E. Garfield Ave., is open for visitors and features a different artist every month. The gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The Firehouse is still offering youth and adult classes in a variety of artistic disciplines as well, although O’Brien noted all of the classes are full for the current semester. She said a new semester will begin in January.