Big River Art Galleries
The Big River Journey Art Contest artwork is judged in four categories:
In each category there are four winners, including a grand prize winner. Occasionally, there may also be honorable mentions. The Big River Art Contest occurs annually, with entries due and winners chosen near to the end of the school year. Contest and eligibility rules are found on our website.
Winning artwork from last year's contest is currently on display at the Mississippi River Gallery of the Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. Winning artwork from previous years is displayed at other visitor centers throughout the park. Call Kathy Swenson, 651-293-8424 (or e-mail her) for more information.
Ideas to Get Started
What's the View? (example artwork)
Did You Know?
The river is so shallow at Lake Itasca that children can walk across the Mississippi. Between Governor Nicholls Wharf and Algiers Point in New Orleans, the Mississippi is more than 200 feet deep.