Color It Orange, which showcases the art of Orange County students from every district, has spent almost four decades giving recognition to youth and the arts.
On Sunday, the art event will celebrate its 37th year at the Laguna College of Art and Design.
"This event inspires our youth, encourages their creative talents and presents an opportunity to enrich our children's lives," Designing Women President and Color It Orange Coordinator Nancy Lawrence said in a statement. "Over the past three and a half decades, thousands of young people have been given an opportunity to exhibit their work publicly and have been recognized for their talents."
Designing Women, a volunteer support group of the college, presents the event every year.
Students from private and public schools, grades K-12, are invited to apply. More than 4,500 applications are expected in every medium from painting and photography to sculpture and drawing.
A panel of judges, which includes LCAD alumna Elizabeth McGhee, Julita Jones of Community Art Project and Laguna Beach artist Pat Sparkuhl, will choose 800 works for the exhibit as well as select 10 high school students to receive a scholarship for the summer portfolio development class at LCAD.