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Geneva's 'Art on Fire' Hydrant Design Contest Returns This Spring

Credit: City of Geneva website
Credit: City of Geneva website

After a successful inaugural venture last fall, the "Art on Fire" hydrant design program returns for a second year to spread Geneva's creative spirit even further throughout the community.

The city of Geneva, in collaboration with the Cultural Arts Commission, is seeking artists to "adopt" and paint fire hydrants.

The program is free and open to the public, but participants need to submit an application to the city by Friday, May 2. The application can be found on the City's website or picked up at Geneva City Hall, 22 S. First St.  

City staff reviews and approves all application designs to make sure they do not compromise the visibility of the hydrants for firefighters in an emergency. Artists will be allowed to paint their hydrants through the end of May.

The City's Public Arts Advisory Committee and Cultural Arts Commission will again judge the hydrants and award prizes to the top three design winners.

You can take a virtual tour of all the 2013 decorated hydrants on an interactive map.

A April 18, 2014 at 09:29 AM
We moved here last August and love the hydrants. I didn't realize there were so many! Thanks for the interactive map. But its unclear who won the contest. Not that it matters really but I'm curious. It shows 2nd and 3rd which are incredible. Does anyone know?

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