The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 “Sites in the City” street art banner project, designed to beautify the streets of Sturgeon Bay while showcasing the incredible talent of local and regional artists. Artists painted two-by-four feet canvases in their chosen medium, and the paintings were transferred onto vinyl banners and hung on light poles around the city.
“The street art banners livened up the streets of Sturgeon Bay and, from the feedback we have received, everyone is enjoying seeing this new public art,” said Pam Seiler, executive director, Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center. “The project allowed each artist the freedom to interpret, in such different ways, what they loved about Sturgeon Bay. It really made for an interesting display of art for our city.”
Proceeds from the project went to the first, second and third place winners, to the SBVC street art project fund, and as stipends to the 25 selected banner artists. Winners included: first – Rick Brawner’s “The Alpena,” second – Patricia Webster’s “My Paris,” and third – Ken Klopack’s “The Michigan Street Bridge.”
All submissions are available for viewing at SturgeonBay.net/gallery/sites-in-the-city/.