The Portage Center for the Arts, 301 E. Cook St., announces the following upcoming events:

Vote for your favorite entry in the Poetry and Photos in the Foyer November exhibit "Seasonal Color." Each month, entrants and voters names are put in a hat for a drawing for a free ticket to a Performing Arts Series concert. Also, get ready to submit photo or poem entries for the December exhibit, themed "Joy."

Portage Center for the Art's Drury Gallery announces the Local Artist Showcase coming in December. This is a community exhibition of local talent open to adult artists who live or work in Portage and surrounding communities. The submission deadline is Nov. 24. The opening reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 1, and is free and open to the public.

The Portage Center for the Arts is holding its annual drawing contest for children in kindergarten through grade 6 only. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 2. The winner receives $25.

For more information about these or other upcoming events, call the Center at 608-742-5655 or visit www.portagecenterforthearts.com.