July 15, 2022

Oneida County Sidewalk Art Contest Successfully Returns

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After being sidelined in 2020 and 2021, the 12th Annual Oneida County Sidewalk Art Contest was once again offered to Oneida County youth in partnership with Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute.

"It was great to have this event back again for the kids," said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. "It was a perfect weather day to create all types and styles of inspiring masterpieces."

A total of 85 children in age-specific 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 from Walmart and Target. Medals were awarded to the top three finishers in each category. 

“The kids artistic abilities and positive self-expressions were beautifully designed for all to be amazed,” said Oneida County Youth Bureau Director Kevin Green said. “They 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: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Walmart and Target. Our partners give the youth of Oneida County an opportunity to experience one of the crown jewels in Oneida County, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute."

The Youth Bureau would like to extend a special thank you to 2022 Sidewalk Art Contest judges, Melanie Adams, Karen Pensero-Shanley and Kaytlynn Lynch.

Next year's event will take place on Thursday, July 13, 2023.

For more information on the Sidewalk Art Contest or any of our other initiatives, please contact the Oneida County Youth Bureau at 315-798-5027 or visit https://ocgov.net/youth. 

2022 Sidewalk Art Contest Champions




5-7 Age Category




1st Place: Joie McNeil

Our Lady of Lourdes

2nd Place: Samiyah LaPage

Thea Bowman

3rd Place: Charlie Day

Our Lady of Lourdes



8-10 Age Category




1st Place: Emma King

Our Lady of Lourdes

2nd Place: Mason Day

Our Lady of Lourdes

3rd Place: Lydia Shafer

Our Lady of Lourdes



11-13 Age Category




1st Place: Selah Kastner


2nd Place: Tristan Zawada

Our Lady of Lourdes

3rd Place: Olivia Flansburg

Oneida County



14-18 Age Category


1st Place: Abigail Mays


2nd Place: Andrew Holzhauer


3rd Place: Cello Quinn



Oneida County Partners