11th Annual Oneida County Sidewalk Art Contest Winners Announced

The 11th Annual Sidewalk Art Contest was hosted by Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute on July 18.

The kids had a perfect weather day to create all types and styles of inspiring artwork. Children in the age categories of 5-7 years-old, 8-10 years-old, 11-13 years-old and 14-18 years-old had the opportunity to draw a positive image on a single sidewalk slab with chalk donated by Walmart and Target.

There were a total of 90 youth who competed in the finals of the 2019 Oneida County Youth Bureau Sidewalk Art Contest. Where applicable, medals were presented to the top three finishers in age category.

“I'm amazed each year by the artistic abilities and positive self-expressions of the kids who participate in this fine event," said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. "They create some impressive masterpieces and I wouldn't be surprised if one day their works move from the sidewalks of Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute to the gallery." 

“The kids decorated the sidewalk with pride, a lot of creative thought, and their energy was refreshing," said Oneida County Youth Bureau Director Kevin Green. "This event would not be possible without the support of our fantastic partners Walmart, Target and Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Our partners give the youth of Oneida County an opportunity to experience one of the crown jewels in Oneida County: the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute."

The contest was judeged by Judy Ingalls, Rochelle Ferro and Sarah Marris.

Next year's Sidewalk Art Contest will take place on July 16, 2020. The event is free and will once again be hosted at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute.

For more information on the Sidewalk Art Contest and other Youth Bureau initiatives call 315-798-5027 or visit www.ocgov.net/youth

2019 Sidewalk Art Contest Champions    
5-7 Years-Old    
Place Name Park/Agency
1 Angelina Perez Thea Bowman House
2 Mikayla Harrington Salvation Army
3 Damonte Glover Thea Bowman House
8-10 Years-Old    
Place Name Park/Agency
1 Vivi Anni Fedele MWPAI
2 Ronnie Swartahout Thea Bowman House
3 Jasmin Perez Thea Bowman House
11-13 Years-Old    
Place Name  Park/Agency
1 Caitlin Mazzotta Our Lady of Lourdes Church
2 Olivia Maynard Our Lady of Lourdes Church 
3 Brooke Scarchilli Our Lady of Lourdes Church 
14-18 Years-Old    
Place Name Park/Agency
1 Zahra Perkins MWPAI