ArtsinStark Announces Sticky Arts Competition for Alliance

ArtsinStark and 20/20 Vision Alliance are issuing a call for entries for its “Sticky Arts Exhibit” to celebrate paintings and drawings made by artists from Alliance, OH.  The competition is open to any artist currently living in Alliance, Ohio — high school age and up.  Awards of $50 will be awarded to each artist selected.  The artists will give ArtsinStark, just for the length of the exhibit, the right to reproduce up to five of their submitted images on adhesive paper.  This “sticky art” will be installed on the windows of buildings and storefronts in three different locations: 1) University of Mount Union, 2) downtown Alliance in “The Crossing,” and 3) Giant Eagle Marketplace.  “We will have the same exhibit up at three different locations simultaneously,” says ArtsinStark CEO Robb Hankins, “as part of connecting the excitement of what is happening downtown in “The Crossing” to the rest of Alliance.”  The submission deadline is 5 pm on Monday, December 12.  More information is at  or 330-453-1075.  Exhibit Dates are January – June 2017, and an opening reception will be held once all the art has been installed
Interested artists should submit photographs (each a JPEG file should be 1-3MB) of from one to five of their new or existing paintings and drawings.  Those digital files should be sent to or mailed to ArtsinStark, PO Box 21190 Canton, OH 44701-1190 by 5 pm on Monday December 12.  Each submission must include the following info: name, address, phone number, and email address.  The adhesive paper (roughly 15 inches by 15 inches or larger) that the winning images will be printed on, in most cases, will be bigger than the size of original art. 
20/20 Vision Alliance is an economic development project of the county arts council ArtsinStark and the University of Mount Union.   The goal is to transform two historic blocks on Main Street downtown from Mechanic to Linden into “The Crossing” — an entertainment destination for locals and tourists alike.