SFP Art Program

The Power of Art

"Art is to console those who are broken by life." 

- Vincent Van Gogh

Art is a powerful tool for healing, communicating, and for evoking social change. It has the power to tell stories and has both emotional and physical benefits for both the artist and the viewer.

SFP's Art Program provides opportunities for artists of all ages, and from every background, to help shed light on Human Trafficking. Our focus is to end the silence surrounding modern-day slavery and to help survivors find healing through artistic/creative expression.

See below for our upcoming art-related events.


Theme: What Does FREEDOM Look Like to You?

Artwork Deadline: December 7th, 2018

Exhibit: January 13th - 19th, 2019

Closing Reception & Award Ceremony: January 19th, 2019 (Time TBD)


Salem-South Lyon District Library

9800 Pontiac Trail

South Lyon, Michigan


  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12


  • The following mediums are accepted: pencil, markers, crayons, ink, paint
  • All artwork must be original.
  • All submitted work must measure exactly 8.5" x 11" and may be horizontal or vertical (do not matte or frame).
  • No three-dimensional work will be accepted.
  • All submitted work must be accompanied by a fully completed and legible Art Submission Form (adhered to the back or submitted in a manila envelope along with the artwork).
  • Only one entry per student is permitted.
  • All artwork must be picked up by Saturday, January 26th. If you wish to donate the artwork to SFP, please be sure to check the appropriate box on the Art Submission Form.

Closing Reception & Award Ceremony

One winner from each category will receive an award and a $50 Visa Gift Card during the Closing Reception & Award Ceremony on January 19th (Time TBD). Winners will be notified via email on January 13th or the 14th. Winning artworks will be featured on SFP's Art Program's print and web collateral. There will be refreshments and a special live performance by singer/songwriter, Sami Mei. Visit www.samimei.com to learn more about this young and talented music artist!

Entry & Deadline

The artwork and form must be dropped-off or postmarked by Friday, December 7th, 2018.  The Art Submission Form is available to download below.

SFP 2018 Youth Art Submission Form (pdf)