WRTA Announces Winners of “Art on the Move” Campaign
90 individuals registered to be selected for one of just nine slots in the Western Reserve Transit Authority (WRTA) Art On The Move Campaign. Now the names of the nine winners are being revealed for the first time.
2023 WRTA ART ON THE MOVE CAMPAIGN WINNERS
- Gary Balog
- Nicholas Begnaud
- Kendra Blake
- Michael Flood
- Daniel Madeline
- Laura Marciella
- Ron Moore
- Gabriel Pagan
- Leah Sydney
The artwork of the nine will be featured on a giant mural on the side of a WRTA bus, like a mobile gallery displaying the talent of local artists.
KICK-OFF EVENT/ARTWORK BUS REVEAL
The artwork on the side of the WRTA bus will be unveiled and the nine winning artists will be recognized at a special outdoor event at DeBartolo Commons at the Southern Park Mall.
The winning artists receive a $100 Visa gift card, and their individual artwork will also be highlighted in TV spots, social media, and on the giant digital display at Federal Station in downtown Youngstown.
Entrants were asked to illustrate the “positive impact of public transportation,” but other than that were free to use whatever medium and whatever subject they chose.
“There are so many talented artists in the Valley,” says Dean Harris, WRTA Executive Director “We wanted to highlight their skill, as well as their unique perspective.”
The co-chairpersons of the campaign also served as judges to select the winning nine entries. The co-chairs of the 2023 campaign are:
- Joyce Mistovich, Director of Education, The Butler Institute of American Art
- Kevin Willis, Principal Architect, Strollo Architects
- Patrick McGlone, Mural Artist/Owner, The Overall Paint Co.
Thank you to everyone who submitted their artwork!