Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper (left) reveals the winners and winning designs of the city’s successful decorative street banner program. Winners include (from left)

Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper (left) reveals the winners and winning designs of the city’s successful decorative street banner program. Winners include (from left)

Community creative with banner designs

Armstrong’s streetlights will be getting some colourful additions.

Armstrong’s streetlights will be getting some colourful additions.

In February, the city teamed up with the Armstrong Spallumcheen Arts Council (SPARC) and put out a call for artists to submit design ideas for the city’s 2014-16 decorative street banners.

There were a staggering 50 applications for artwork on the banners, including 31 from Highland Park Elementary.

Of the submissions received, council chose four designs that represent a cross-section of the community and will be displayed during the 2014-2016 seasons.

“This was a fantastically successful program,” said Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper.

“We had one heckuva time narrowing things down.”

The winners included Kare-A-Lot Early Learning Centre (represented by Karyn Wehner), artist Chandace Rees of Highland Park, Pleasant Valley Secondary School (where five students created and worked on the art), and Darcie Hodge, an individual artist from SPARC.

There will be 120 banners installed with the city’s public works department beginning to hang them in the coming weeks.

A total of 39 banners have been sponsored by local businesses who will have their names on the banners as well.