March 24, 2022–5:42 p.m.
The Office of Downtown Development (DDA) is excited to announce the winners of the 2022 Downtown Art Contest! Students were invited to submit art to help enhance the vibrancy of Downtown Rome. Selected artwork will be installed throughout downtown over the next week and will remain up through the annual Ellen Axson Wilson ArtWalk in May.
The Office of Downtown Development was overwhelmed by all of the amazing entries received and impressed by local students’ talents displayed in the submissions. The DDA would like to thank all the teachers who encouraged their students to participate and who worked to help share the talents of their students.
Here are the winners for the 2022 Downtown Art Contest:
From Armuchee High School, taught by Jennifer Dougherty, winners are: Alexandria Helton, Katie Leonard, Ava Shirah, Zach Wright, Owen Buffington, Gaby Reyes, Sofia Abshire, Andrew Payne, Aidan Mowery, Alyssa Godfrey, Emily Green, Emmy Carney, and Jaylin Bryan.
From Darlington School, taught by Jenifer Thoem, winners are: Georiga Kines, Temira Bolds, and Lily Fine.
From Garden Lakes Elementary, taught by Dixie Burnett, winner is Isabelle Schultz.
From Model Middle, taught by Allison Holcomb, winners are Jacob Gravitt and Carter Koehler.
From Pepperell High school, taught by Cristie Smith, winners are: Nadia Haas, Ava Hendrix, Carson Shell, Emma Atkins, Jolie Herring, and Hannah Burkhalter.
From Rome High School, taught by Jordan Keith and Cole Miller, winners are: Teresa Ngyuynen, Tamara Wright Brant, and Allison Tanksley.
From Saint Mary’s Catholic School, taught by Megan Hunsaker: winner is Isaiah Perez.
From West End Elementary, taught by Hagge Bailey, winner is June Schlosser.
Congratulations to all the winners! We encourage everyone to invite family and friends to visit Downtown Rome to view all the beautiful artwork on display. For a chance to have your fun selfies with the art and any beautiful photos you’ve captured featured, tag @DowntownRomeGA or email images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember to visit Downtown Rome on Saturday, May 7 for Artsfest from 10 am to 4 pm.