ARTfactory to Host 20th Annual Off the Wall High School Art Exhibit & Competition

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Provided by ARTfactory

Exhibit dates: Dec. 15, 2023 to Jan. 30, 2024Awards Ceremony: Jan. 6, 2024, 2 to4 p.m. | (Snow Date: Jan. 13, 2024)Submission Deadline (via DropBox): Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023 by 5 p.m. (all categories)

What is “Off the Wall”?

The highly anticipated Off the Wall competition returns for its 20th year! Each year the area high school students are invited to share their talent by participating in a high school art exhibit and competition. The competition encourages student expression and creativity in a professional setting.The exhibit includes student work in the following categories: Art & Technology, Painting/Drawing, Poetry, Wearable Art, and Photography. Each category is adjudicated by a professional in the field. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three winners of each category.

Who is eligible to enter?

All students grades 9 to 12 who are currently enrolled in public, private or home schools in the City of Manassas, Manassas Park, and Prince William County are eligible to participate. Click here for all submission guidelines.

New project opportunities

ARTfactory has partnered with Central Library Makerspace (8601 Mathis Avenue, Manassas) so participants can create their design and print their design at Central Library for FREE. Art and Tech. participants can also utilize the library’s free Adobe Creative Suite for digital art submissions.

Makerspace Information

In addition to assisting with the Art and Tech. category, Central Library’s makerspace is also equipped with a recording studio and sewing and embroidery machines suitable for the Poetry and Wearable Art category.  Leading up to the competition deadline (Nov. 19), students can visit the Central Library Makerspace during Open Hours or by appointment to work on their “Off the Wall” creations.Makerspace Hours:

  • Tuesdays, 2: to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 2 to 7 p.m.
  • First Saturday of the month, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

By Appointment: libcemakerspace@pwcgov.orgFor more information, call 703-792-8360 or email

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