Six billboards featuring works by area artists were recently installed in the Hannibal area. These are part of the Hannibal Arts Council’s fifth annual "Art in the Open" billboard contest, a collaborative project of the Hannibal Arts Council (HAC), Independent’s Service Company and Lamar Outdoor Advertising of Hannibal. In addition to physical billboards, winners have been featured on digital billboards in Hannibal and Quincy.
The selection committee chose five winners in the adult division and one winner in the youth division. Artists featured on the new billboards are:
The deadline to enter the sixth annual "Art in the Open" Billboard Contest is Friday, Nov. 15. Youth ages 8 to 17 and professional and non-professional artists 18 years of age or older who live within a 50-mile radius of Hannibal are invited to submit images of original works for the contest.
Complete guidelines for the "Art in the Open" billboard contest are available at hannibalarts.com on the Artist Opportunities page.