Marquee Performing Arts Center has announced that voting is now open for entries in its inaugural online talent show, called Marquee Mirror: A Virtual Talent Show for Cowley County. The online competition features videos and photos of entries, and allows viewers to vote for their favorite entries in visual and performing arts. Area businesses have contributed cash & prizes for the competition, which will feature categories for adults and youth (18 and below).

Entries were due by midnight on Friday, March 19, and voting will take place throughout the next week, closing at midnight on Friday, March 26. Winners will be announced on March 27 at 8:00pm. While there was no fee to enter the competition, voters will be asked to contribute $1 for a single vote, $5 for 5 votes, or $10 for 10 votes, with proceeds going to support the Marquee and Winfield Arts and Humanities Council. To vote, go to visit

Marquee Board President Roger Moon: “While there is a fee to vote, we do not see this event primarily as a fundraiser, which is why the cost of voting is set so low. The Marquee has organized live talent shows in the past, and they have generally been very popular. We thought that this was a way we could reach out to the community, and folks could get involved in something that showcases the talent and resources of our community at a time when getting together to watch a talent show is impossible. And I must say that area businesses were so very supportive when we approached them with the idea.”

More than $1000 has been pledged as cash and prizes for the competition, with the following area businesses contributing: Biederman’s Bistro, Bob’s Liquor, C&B Liquor, College Hill Coffee, Eagle’s Nest, The Emporium, Field to Fabric, Gallery 1001, Gold’s Nutrition, Graves Drug, Ken & Jan Hathaway, Health Center Pharmacy, Home Lumber & Supply, Jarrett & Norton CPAs, Lucky Star, El Maguey, Sonic, Timber Creek Floral, Trunk N Treasure, WB Meats, Walnut Valley Dental, & Walnut Valley Festival.

The mission of the Marquee Performing Arts Center is to create a dynamic cultural hub in the heart of downtown Winfield for social, artistic, educational, and business gatherings by restoring and transforming the historic Winfield Fox Theater into a state-of-the-art facility that connects and serves the people of Winfield and South-Central Kansas. The Winfield Arts & Humanities Council works to provide the public with programs and events centered around the arts. This includes providing new art each month in the WAHC galleries, organizing Winfield’s annual Art in the Park juried arts and crafts show, and organizing the Kansas Voices contest for writers living in Kansas.