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Mission Viejo Poetry + Art Collaborative

poetry art reception

Creativity builds community. The second annual Mission Viejo Poetry + Art Collaborative project seeks to bring people together to collaborate in expressing themselves through poetry and art. Participants make community connections, unite through mutual artistic endeavors, and highlight the value of creativity in everyday life.

Community members aged 10 and older are invited to participate by submitting their original poetry or artwork.  

How it works

  • Step 1: Poetry participants submit 1 to 3 original poems on a topic of their choosing. 
  • Step 2: Visual art participants will be given up to 3 poems written by one of the Poetry participants, name redacted. The artist will choose one poem and create a piece of visual art inspired by that poem. 
  • Step 3: This creative collaboration will culminate in June with a gallery exhibit at the library to showcase the poems and artwork produced for this project. The library will host an exhibit reception where participants can meet the artist or poet their work was paired with. 

Important Dates

  • April 19: Poetry submissions due by 5 pm. 
  • May 31: Visual art submissions due by 5 pm.
  • June 17: Exhibit reception at the Mission Viejo Library, 6-8 pm. 


  • Participants must be aged 10 and older. 
  • Poems and art must be your own original work.
  • Content must be suitable for a general audience.
  • Artwork must be two-dimensional, suitable for hanging on a gallery wall. Any media is accepted. 

Poetry + Art Collaborative 2023

If you have any questions please contact us at arts@cityofmissionviejo.org