Young Artists Needed for Oswego Mural Project

OSWEGO — The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau is looking for youth who would like to create a piece of artwork or participate in painting in a public space in Oswego through the Springboard Mural Project.

Springboard Mural PrNow in its eighth year, the mural project is a youth-focused initiative, with the design concept and implementation directed by local young people with the support of the City of Oswego, the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau and Oswego AmeriCorps.

Murals are located on West Linear Park along the river near the Utica Street Bridge and are designed and created by local students.

Painting will begin over summer vacation.

Youth ages eight and older are welcome to participate.

All levels of skill and abilities are welcome.

Children ages eight to 12 are required to have a parent in attendance with them during painting.

The project began as a city community development project to address graffiti issues.

“It has continued on with that concern, but has grown into a community project that brings out the talent of our local youth and demonstrates community togetherness, making this a successful project year after year,” said project coordinator Kristin Slimmer.

Art submissions should be mailed to the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, 70 Bunner St., Oswego, NY 13126 by May 20.

Artwork will then be submitted the Oswego Common Council for approval.

Specific details for artwork submissions can be found on project application.

For additional information or to request an application, please call the Youth Bureau weekdays at 349-3451 or contact Slimmer at the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau at 349-3575 or [email protected]

Visit https://www.facebook.com/SpringboardMuralProject/ for more information.