‘Color Your Corner’ contest to promote pedestrian safety in Roanoke

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Local artists, here’s your opportunity to show your street-art cred.

Officials with the City of Roanoke are encouraging local artists to create a design to promote the “Color Your Corner” pedestrian safety contest, which goes along with the city’s newly-launched “Every Corner is a Crosswalk” campaign which seeks to reimagine traffic signal cabinets to raise awareness that in Virginia, every corner is a crosswalk, whether it is painted or not.

Artists of all ages are encouraged to submit their designs. Winners will have their artwork place as a vinyl wrap over an intersection signal cabinet.

Art submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • Artwork must be original
  • Incorporates the message “Every Corner is a Crosswalk” in a positive way
  • Highlights the diversity of Roanoke’s neighborhoods and people
  • Cannot mimic a regulatory sign
  • No offensive wording or images
  • No nudity or violence
  • No promotion of any business or product

The contest will include up to five selected designs chosen by a Roanoke Arts Commission panel with one piece of artwork installed in each of Roanoke’s four quadrants, plus downtown.

The “Color Your Corner” contest will run during Aug. and Sept. Art is planning to be installed next summer.

All winners will receive a $200 stipend for their work.

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