By KAROLYN GEPHART
Art students at Friendswood High School are competing for $50,000 for their school’s art department and a trip to Los Angeles in June.
It’s all part of the Vans Custom Culture contest where young artists use Vans shoes as their canvas in designs that are “Off the Wall.”
Schools win by getting the most online votes. Voting began April 26 and will continue through May 10.
Students, parents, teachers, and friends from FISD should log onto http://customculture.vans.com or go to www.votefhsvans.com, find the southwest region, and vote for Friendswood High School.
Five finalists will head to Los Angeles in June for the final event where a panel of celebrity judges will determine the grand prize winner of the $50,000 donation.
Utilizing various artistic mediums to showcase their work, Friendswood High School students crafted their submissions by pulling inspiration from action sports, art, music and Space exploration to emphasize “Local Flavor” of Houston, according to art teacher Mary Wise.