Sixth-grader Sara Shropshire and seventh-grader Kensie Waller are among the winners of the Office of Downtown Development's recent Poster Art Contest.
Contest participants were encouraged to include iconic elements of Downtown Rome such as:
Entries were judged by members of the Downtown Development Authority on creativity, originality, artistic quality and visual clarity.
"All entries will be on display in the windows of the Fricks Building in the 400 block of Broad Street this Friday through Sunday as part of the DDA's Ellen Axson Wilson ArtsFest this weekend," said Christina Kopp, art teacher. "The 14 winning entries, including Sara and Kensie's, will be printed on large vinyls to be displayed throughout Downtown Rome for the next month."
The Ellen Axson Wilson ArtsFest will take place downtown on Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will feature live music throughout the district and a variety of art vendors, including photographers, painters, jewelers, potters, and other craft makers.
Below is the complete list of Poster Art Contest winners: