Things are looking up

The Art Blooms Banner Contest ushered in the colors of spring as the winning entries were hung on Farmington light poles in late March. “My Favorite Things” was this year’s theme as The City of Farmington and Mineral Area Council on the Arts (MACOA) once again partnered to organize the event.

Starting in January, more than 1000 entries poured in from K-12 student artists throughout the area. In February, a committee representing MACOA and the city chose 80 winning banner designs “This contest has become a wonderful way to kick off spring in Farmington,” said MACOA Executive Director Danielle Basler. “We look forward to this project each year, and are always impressed with the creativity and talent of the young artists in our area.”

Click to access a map of the display.

The banners will be on display until late fall, and are located on Columbia Street from Boyce Street to Ste. Genevieve Avenue near the Police Station, and on Jefferson, Washington, and Liberty Streets around the Courthouse and Annex buildings.

The featured artists will be honored at a reception on Tuesday, April 16 at 5:00 p.m. at Long Memorial Hall in Farmington.

For more information on this or other Mineral Area Council on the Arts programs, please contact Danielle Basler at 573-518-2125.

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