Arts Commission Calls for Street Banner Design Entries by June 30

The Village of Arlington Heights Arts Commission is excited to announce the "Colors and Scenes of Spring Banner Program". The program will provide an opportunity for a local artist or a few local artists to display their artwork on banners throughout Arlington Heights.

It is anticipated that the banners will be displayed for approximately 5 years during the spring. The theme of the artwork on the banners should be inspired by the "Colors and Scenes of Spring." These could relate to images in Arlington Heights or other spring related images and motifs. The goal is to beautify and add color along major corridors throughout the Village.

The artwork will be juried and if the artwork meets the goals and criteria of the banner program, it may be selected to be used in order to create a spring banner. Participants are asked to not create designs that promote products, sales, advertise companies, etc.

Final artwork needs to be submitted in high-resolution file such as a JPEG or TIFF format with at least 300 DPI to be displayed in full size of 30 x 72 inches. Images must be able to be enlarged and reproduced.

The winning or selected artwork will be displayed throughout the Village on a street banner as part of the banner program.

Artists must submit their applications and artwork to the Arts Commission no later than Thursday, June 30, 2016. Those whose artwork is approved will be notified with further instructions by August 15, 2016.

Artists that are selected will receive a onetime stipend of $150.

For an application or further information, contact Derek Mach at or 847-368-5232.

Village of Arlington Heights, Arts Commission