2018 Oneida County Youth Bureau Sidewalk Art Contest
The 10th Annual Sidewalk Art Contest was held at Oneida County municipalities and youth serving agencies the week of July 2nd 2018. Children in age specific categories; 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14-18 had the opportunity to draw a positive image on a single sidewalk slab with chalk donated from Walmart and Target.
This year 1,100 youth county-wide participated hoping to reach the finals that were held Thursday, July 12th on the sidewalks that encompassed Pratt at Munson-Williams-Proctor on State Street in Utica. The finals competition had 80 youth compete. Medals were presented to the top three (3) finishers in each age category.
“The kids artistic abilities and positive self-expressions were beautifully designed for all to be amazed,” Oneida County Youth Bureau Director Kevin Green said. “The kids decorated the sidewalk with pride, a lot of creative thought, and their energy was refreshing. This event would not be possible without the support of our fantastic partners; Walmart, Target and Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute. Our partners give the youth of Oneida County an opportunity to experience one of the crown jewels in Oneida County, Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute,” Green added.
The Youth Bureau would like to extend a special thank you to our 2018 Sidewalk Art Contest judges, Judy Ingalls, Rochelle Ferro, Melanie Adams and Rebecca Kearns!!
Please mark your calendars for the week of July 1st through July 5th, 2019 and plan on having your agency, city, town or village participate in our 10th Annual Sidewalk Art Contest. The finals will be held the following Thursday, July 11th. The event is free.
The Oneida County Youth Bureau looks forward to having your youth participate and be a part of this popular, fun-filled event as WE WORK TOGETHER to provide all our Oneida County youth with safe, positive and innovative programs.
For more information on Sidewalk Art or any of our other initiatives, please contact the Youth Bureau at 798-5027 or visit our website www.ocgov.net/youth
Kevin M. Green, Director
Oneida County Youth Bureau
Oneida County Office Building
800 Park Ave.
Utica, New York 13501
Phone: 315.793.6096 Fax: 315.798.6438