Banner Art Project


16 YEARS or OLDER   •   Deadline: January 20, 2017
Open to all Artists in MD, VA or DC.

$1,000 Top Prize

The City of Manassas hangs banners on all the light poles in the historic downtown section. For the third year, banners have come directly from the work of artists, each one different and unique.

The winning 60+ pieces of art work have been hung and will remain on display in Historic Downtown Manassas through the fall 2017 seasons. Along with this a walking brochure has been produced with a photo of each image, title, artist name and short paragraph description. These brochures can be picked up at the Visitor’s Center, 9431 West Street, 7 days a week from 9am-5pm.

Recognition and Sales Opportunity

Recognition will be given to first place as determined by the Selection Committee and by first place on the votes taken in a People’s Choice Competition, in the following amounts.

  1. First Place as determined by the Selection Committee: $1,000
  2. People’s Choice Competition (to be announced at the Fall Gallery Walk): $500

The 2017 First Place Winner as determined by the Selection Committee received a $1,000 cash prize. This year’s (2017) winner was Janet Hansen Martinet with her piece Heritage Railway Festival. Check it out on West Street and the entrance to the Pavilion across from Foster’s Grille.

Janet_Hansen_Martinet_Heritage Railway Festival_watercolor_6.25x12.5Heritage Railway Festival by Janet Hansen Martinet




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