Funding shortfalls mean the art contest once held at the Linton Music Fest will transform into an art show this year.
"It's mostly just a matter of funding," said Angie Stuckey, the young adults librarian and art show organizer.
"We did have a grant which funded the prizes in years past, but this year, things are tough all over for everyone, so we just decided to do an art show."
This year's event will be held in the Girl Scout Building in Humphreys Park. The event will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 and 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4.
Library staff will be on hand during the show, Stuckey said. However, they do not guarantee the safety of the exhibits against damage.
The show will be divided into two categories: Teens ages 13 to 17, and adults ages 18 and older. Entries across all media are welcome, she said.
Each entrant will be allowed to enter two pieces, and a single portfolio, Stuckey said.
Display tables and wall space will be available, and entrants may leave business cards. Each artist is responsible for setting up and taking down their display, Stuckey said.
A plan's also being developed which would allow artists to sell their works directly to interested attendees.
Should sales occur, they're solely between the artist and the buyer, Stuckey said, with the library out of the transaction.
The show will have a "people's choice" award in each category -- teens and adults -- which could allow festivalgoers to vote with their change.
Specifically, each artist would have a jar where festivalgoers could deposit change, with each cent counting as a vote.
Potentially, that money might go to the respective artists, allowing them to make at least a little cash on the show, Stuckey said.
"We're still discussing that, but that's an idea."
Artists are encouraged to sign up with applications, which will be available on the library's website, http://www.lintonpl.lib.in.us, as well as at the library and various local businesses.
Registration must occur before 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2. Set-up for the exhibits is slated for that same Friday between 1 and 6 p.m., though Stuckey encouraged artists to set up their works as early as possible, as the bands will begin around 5 p.m.
Voting on the People's Choice Awards will be tallied after 3 p.m. on Sept. 4, and artists must collect their work between 4 and 6 p.m. that day.
All artwork which isn't collected by closing time will be transported to the library, Stuckey said, and after 30 days will be considered a donation to the library if left uncollected.