Arcadia Valley to Hang Students’ Artwork from Art Blooms Competition Around Town

(Arcadia, Mo.) For the past several years, Farmington has been the hub for the Art Blooms competition which features local students’ artwork being turned into light pole banners and hung up around town, but now Arcadia Valley will have their very own iteration.

Scottye Adkins is the Executive Director of the Mineral Area Council on the Arts and she says the idea for Arcadia, Ironton and Pilot Knob to feature student artwork around town came from First State Community Bank president Chris Wigger.

The artwork that will be featured around Arcadia Valley comes from the 123 remaining entries from AV area students.

Adkins says they were able to have their 10 judges vote on the artwork remotely as to abide by social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines.

Adkins says having student artwork hung up around town helps to bring joy to the area’s residents as well as give recognition to the hard work of the artists.

The artwork is currently being converted to banners and will be on display in approximately three weeks.

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