In conjunction with this summer’s Peony Festival event held June 1-2, Optimist Club of Van Wert will again sponsor an art show for talented students from Van Wert County. Earlier in May, letters were sent out to area school art teachers asking for submissions from their students. Participants will need to have all submissions matted for ease of display, no larger than 18” x 24”. All submissions will be on display during the festival. Friday, June 1, all winners will be identified with first place designation. Everyone will have an opportunity to vote for People’s Choice until noon on Saturday June 2, 2018. Winning submissions will be professionally matted, framed and displayed at Niswonger Performing Arts Center.