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Billboard Generation II

Members of Your Art Here hanging a billboard with winnners from the Minnie Hartman School [Photo by Nathan Purath]


The second Youth Art billboard competition took place in Bloomington and Indianapolis, resulting in four billboards in each city. Eight different artworks made by students in grades k-12 responded to the question “What would you like to tell your community?” Winning themes included the effects of pollution on our environment, diversity, and the importance of community involvement.


Around The Arts, The Indiana Daily Student, April 8, 2004

School 78 Art Appears on Billboard, The Indianapolis Star, March 2004

Galleries in the open air: Local students use artistic talent to strike conversations with community, By Jane Charney, The Indiana Daily Student, March 11, 2004

The Billboard Generation, By Paul F. P. Pogue, NUVO, March 10, 2004

Writ large: Kids speak out with artwork, By Nicole Berner, The Herald Times, March 10, 2004, Vol.127, No.256. [log-in required]

Billboard contest features youth art: Bloomington, Indianapolis students submit art to compete, By Jane Charney, The Indiana Daily Student, February 19, 2004

Hey, kids, what time is it? (March is National Youth Art Month), IU Home Pages, January 16, 2004.

Arts Eye #30, Indiana Arts Commission, December 2003

Billboard Generation I

This is Your Choice, By Ben, 8 years old


Billboard Generation I was the first YAH call for entries within Bloomington area schools in Celebration of National Youth Art Month. The contest theme was Peace and/or War, and it resulted in two youth art billboards on commercially rented spaces in Bloomington, IN. Peace, Worth Striving For, by Esther, and This is Your Choice, by Benjamin went up for display the day before the War with Iraq started.


World Wide Billboard Domination: Your Art Here, Bloomington’s Finest Subvertisement Agency, By Christopher Lombardi, The Pin-up, Vol.2, No.3, February 7, 2003

Look up! Local group puts art on Bloomington billboards, By Jane Charney, The Indiana Daily Student, February 13, 2003