Sacramento-based specialty coffee brewer Java City is hosting a unique contest for aspiring young artists to receive national exposure and to raise funds for youth art programs. Any artist under the age of 12 is asked to submit his or her artwork in an attempt to win $500 and a chance to have said artwork featured on packaging of the 2007 “Blend for the Arts” coffee. Java City will donate $1 for every one of these bags sold to art-based programs in public schools. Entry deadline is May 12, so see

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