Geneva’s ‘Art on Fire’ hydrant design contest returns this spring
The City of Geneva, in collaboration with the Cultural Arts Commission, is seeking artists to “adopt” and paint fire hydrants by participating in the “Art on Fire” hydrant design program. Applications are done by May 1. The City’s Public Arts Advisory Committee and Cultural Arts Commission will judge the hydrants and award prizes to the top three design winners in June. With more than 1,800 fire hydrants throughout Geneva, plenty of “blank canvas” remains for artists to submit new entries this spring. Artists are encouraged to incorporate the character of the hydrant’s surrounding environment into their design. City staff reviews and approves all application designs to make sure they do not compromise the visibility of the hydrants for firefighters in an emergency. People can take a virtual tour of all the decorated hydrants on an interactive map posted on the City’s website. The map will be updated this summer to include all the 2015 submissions. The program is free and open to the public. Apply online at Geneva.il.us or pick up an application at Geneva City Hall, 22 S. First Street.
Date & Time
April 10, 2015