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High School Mural Contest

Sunday, 01 August 2021 12:00 AM - Tuesday, 21 September 2021 12:00 AM

We are so excited announce a Mural Contest for our Pet Adoption Center Thrift Store. All local Riverside High School artists are invited to design and submit a digital copy of their original artwork. The winning piece will be used as the inspiration for a new mural that will be painted at our thrift store by local artist Jenn Detroit. Our goal is for you to help beautify our store’s location while brining awareness to our store, our mission, and of your talent. Your art must feature a dog and cat (no other animals), and the Riverside Raincross. Please see the official rules for more information regarding submission requirements, deadlines, and contacts.

This project is for artist exposure, community involvement, and contribution to beautifying the city of Riverside. We are passionate about supporting and promoting local high school artists and their talent; we are excited to see your ideas!

The mural will be revealed during our Pet Adoption Center Thrift Store’s One Year Anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 16th, 11am – 2pm. The winner’s name will appear on the mural “as inspired by”, and the original piece (or printed copy) will hang at the Thrift Store.

The Pet Adoption Center Thrift Store is located at 9462 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA  92504. Shop our store Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm. Donations are accepted Friday – Monday, 10am – 4pm.


No purchase or payment is required to enter the PET ADOPTION CENTER THRIFT STORE CONTEST (the Contest). Submit an original piece of artwork (the “Artwork”) created by the Artist and a written description of the Artwork. The Artwork may be created in any medium except for photography. The Artwork must include a dog, cat, and the Riverside Raincross (no other animals). All artwork must be original in interpretation and composition. MSRPAC reserves the right to reject artwork that is deemed inappropriate or unsafe. Artists agree that MSRPAC can use images of their artwork for event promotions. Artwork must be received by 11:59pm on September 17th.


The winning artwork will be used as inspiration for a mural that will be painted by a local artist to be featured on a wall at the Pet Adoption Center Thrift Store located at 9462 Magnolia Avenue in Riverside. The original piece will be hung at the Thrift Store and the winners name will appear on the mural as inspired by.


August 23, 2021 – Contest Submission Period Begins

September 17, 2021 by 11:59pm – Contest Submission Period Ends 

September 18, 2021 – September 20, 2021 – Panel Review Period (approximate)

September 21, 2021 – Winner is selected and notified

October 16 – Winner will be recognized at Anniversary Party at the Thrift Store

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest presented by the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center is open to all Riverside Unified School District High School Students.


Send a digital copy of your Artwork to .

Please include your name, email address, phone number, high school and age.


All Dates

  • From Sunday, 01 August 2021 12:00 AM to Tuesday, 21 September 2021 12:00 AM