2018 Youth Banner Winners Announced

This year’s Youth Banner Initiative winners have been selected from 95 submissions. Judging took place in mid-December with three panelists including Selectman John Hurd, Arlington artist Kate Holcomb Hale, and artist and chair of Arlington Public Art, Adria Arch. The group chose the selected artwork based on adherence to this year’s theme of trees, artistic quality, creativity, and readability from a distance. A reception to showcase all submitted art will be held in April during Arlington High School’s annual art exhibition.

Arlington Public Art’s Youth Banner Initiative aims to promote and encourage development in the visual arts and to provide an opportunity for youth to participate in temporary public art projects in Arlington. The initiative is geared to young people in grades 6 through 12 (and the equivalent homeschool level). Funding is provided by the Gracie James Foundation in memory of Gracie James, who was a beloved, artistically talented Arlington High School student. The program invites teens to submit designs relating to a specific theme to be digitally reproduced on vinyl banners which are then hung on light poles along Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Center.

The following is a list of the students whose work was selected for the 2019 Youth Banner Initiative. View their artwork here.

Sean Bradley
Arlington High School
Ms. McCulloch

Cristina Nayeli Castillo
Arlington High School
Ms. McCulloch

Charlotte Cheung
Arlington High School
Ms. Rebola

Norah Conti
Arlington High School
Ms. Rebola

Emma Davison
Arlington High School
Ms. McCulloch

David Delaney
Arlington High School
Ms. Rebola

Kai Hazard
Arlington High School
Mr. Moore

Caroline Kenneally
Ottoson Middle School
Ms. McKenna

Anouk Lebrun
Arlington High School
Ms. McCulloch

Nina McNinch
Arlington High School
Ms. McCulloch

Micaela Morse
Arlington High School
Ms. McCulloch

Anoushka Oke
Arlington High School
Ms. McCulloch

Zoe Pappas
Arlington High School
Ms. McCulloch

Jennifer Park
Arlington High School
Ms. McCulloch

Mila Popovic
Arlington High School
Ms. Rebola

Kiley Prunty
Arlington High School
Ms. McCulloch

Ben Rennella
Arlington High School
Ms. Rebola

Finneas Avery Roels
Arlington High School
Ms. McCulloch

Ann Vaudo
Arlington High School
Mr. Moore

Lucas Wessel
Arlington High School
Ms. Rebola