Art and politics

How arty are the teens in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District? Let’s find out.

The annual Congressional Art Competition is open to high school-aged artists from around the country. A winner from each district will get to show their work at the U.S. Capitol.

Interested artists should submit an entry to U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan’s office, where a panel of artists will select the 10 Best in District. One of the 10 will be named Best in Show and displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year. The artist will be flown to Washington for an unveiling.

For more information, go to or call Nolan’s Duluth office at (218) 464-5095 or the Duluth Art Institute at (218) 733-7560.