GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Kent District Library is accepting submissions for their first ever Coast Art Contest.
“It’s great to see what people can come up with when they’re tasked with a creative challenge,” said Josh Mosey, KDL’s digital marketing strategist and the creator of the Coaster Art Contest.
In a collaborative effort between the library and their KDaLe brewery partners, winning designs will be featured on 2,500 coasters distributed throughout those breweries associated with the library.
“When I think about it — and maybe it’s just because I’m in the library scene — I think about beer, beauty and books,” says Mosey.
The submission stage of the contest lasts through Aug. 8. Mosey told News 8 the five best pieces will be selected by an in-house panel and the winning art will be printed on coasters and distributed to breweries. Sept. 1 is when we can expect to see the coasters hit the tables.
Mosey says they chose September because it’s library card sign-up month and they can sign up right from the coaster.
“It’s an opportunity to get our stuff into breweries,” says Mosey. “People can sign-up for library cards right from where they are sitting.”
The contest is available for those ages 18 and up.
For the full conversation with Josh Mosey, watch the video in the player above.