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Art in Bloom Banner Contest Celebrates 10 years!

The 10th annual Art in BLOOM Banner Design Contest is now underway.  The theme for the 2024 artwork is “Imagine That!”. Creativity and imagination will be featured!

There will be so much student artwork to see in 2024! The ART Blooms contest is open to local K-12 students in public, private, and home schools in the Mineral Area.  Students are asked to submit an original drawing, painting, or illustration depicting the theme using the official entry form.  Artwork submitted by home schools and private schools will be represented in the town nearest their location.  More than 300 banners will be on display in 2024 throughout the towns of the Arcadia Valley, Bismarck, Bonne Terre, Caledonia, Desloge, Farmington, Frankclay, Fredericktown, Park Hills, and Potosi.  We hope you will travel to each location to view all of the wonderful banners with artwork by our own local K-12 students from April to November.

“This contest is such a special one to our community. We have the opportunity to see so many of our students artwork on display in our towns!” Tiffany Gallaher, Executive Director of MACOA continues in saying, “We know that this year will be bigger and better. It has grown in 10 years to now include 10 towns!”

Artwork must be submitted to the Farmington Library or MACOA by Friday, February 9, 2024.  Farmington Library, 101 N A Street, Farmington, MO 63640; or to Mineral Area Council on the Arts, PO Box 1000, Park Hills, MO 63601. If mailed, entries should be submitted flat in a protective envelope.  The artwork should not be folded.

Questions may be directed to Tiffany Gallaher at (573) 518-2125 or

See the official guidelines and entry form below.

Art in BLOOM Banner Contest 2024 Guidelines

Banner Entry Forms 2024