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2012 Call to Create

a child's hand finger painting with black, green and white paint on thier finger tips.
2012 State Representatives have been selected! Click here to see the exhibiting artworks!

VSA and CVS Caremark invite you to submit artwork showing your child's or student's creativity! Explore new activities, rethink your perceptions, discover yourself as an artist, and submit your art today!

Students can be a part of something Big!

Student artwork will be featured in an online gallery and considered for display in a national exhibition. The inclusive exhibition will be on view at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in Washington, D.C. in August 2012 and feature two pieces of artwork from every state and the District of Columbia. A selection of young artists will be invited to a reception in Washington, D.C.

Who can submit?

Open to children, ages 5-15, living within the United States (all 50 states and the District of Columbia).

Theme: "What Inspires Me"

Children are inspired by many things, from the people they meet, to the sounds they hear, to the sights they see. These moments of inspiration can motivate us to help others, improve ourselves, and dream about the future. This year's call for art, which launches on the birthday of the inspiring civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. , invites students to reflect on what inspires them and share those inspirations through art!

Deadline to apply: April 8, 2012

About CVS Caremark All Kids Can

CVS Caremark All Kids Can, a program of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and CVS Caremark, is committed to support children with disabilities. The goals of All Kids Can are supporting children with disabilities by raising awareness in schools and in local communities about the importance of inclusion, creating greater opportunities for physical activity and play, and providing access to medical rehabilitation. CVS Caremark and its more than 200,000 employees plan to help children with disabilities learn, play, and succeed through partnerships with leading local and national nonprofit organizations such as VSA and many others across the country.

By submitting artwork to the 2012 Call to Create, parents and teachers agree to the program terms and conditions.