The Shawnee Public Library welcomes local teens to be part of its annual summer art project, “Painting With Van Gogh,” taking place from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, in Room A of the library, 101 N. Philadelphia Ave.

This event continues a nine-year tradition of public art projects undertaken by teens during the summer. Multiple examples of past work hang throughout the library, from colorful designs in the Community Rooms to murals in the library lobby to 2017’s “Horse in the City” project, part of a citywide art initiative. That sculpture sits outside the library’s main entrance.

In this event, teens going into grades six through 12 will work individually on pieces for what will become a collaborative piece depicting artist Vincent Van Gogh’s classic “Starry Night” painting. The final permanent piece will be displayed inside the library for years to come.

Space and supplies will be limited, so registration in advance is encouraged though not required.

Find out more about this project, or any of the services at the library, by calling 275-6353 or going online to