Public art banner competition winners announced

Claremont city staff recently announced the winners of the annual public art banner competition. Entrants were asked to submit a 10-inch by 21-inch color design reflecting the theme of “Enjoy Claremont.” The actual size of the final banners will be 20-inches by 42-inches and they will be hung on Village light poles throughout the month of April.

This year’s student winners are Riya Wiesner, 10, Sycamore School; Lily Miller, 11, Chaparral School; Aro Kim, 13, El Roble Intermediate; Ain Kim, 14, Claremont High School (CHS); Jinghan (Hannah) Huang, 15, CHS; Hayli Cuevas, 16, CHS; Winnie Lee, 16, CHS; Aric Quijada Silvas, 17, CHS.  Adult winners include Naomi Howland, Seung Noung Woo and Florence Edi.

Melissa Vollaro, human services manager for the city, said the 11 winning banners will join an estimated 150 banners previously selected from the competition. Selected artists will receive a $250 award and will be provided with a canvas banner on which to paint their original artwork. Congratulations to all the winners!


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