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

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

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.

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