The billboard designed by Madison “Maddy” Parker, a tenth grader at Unadilla Valley High School, is now displayed along Route 12 just north of Norwich. This competition was co-sponsored by Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival and Golden Artist Colors, Inc.

Maddy created the image to fit the theme, “Keep it Kind.” Her work was chosen from among 54 submissions from Chenango County high school students. “I am honored to be able to have my artwork up on the billboard, and I hope kindness can make people feel magical. Thank you for this honor!”

About Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival: Recognized as one of the top 100 classic and contemporary craft shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, Colorscape Chenango has been celebrating premier artists in downtown Norwich since 1995. This free, two-day festival in September features over 100 creators displaying and selling their paintings, sculptures, fabric art, fine crafts, photography, and more. Colorscape also offers nationally renowned musical performers, poetry and literary arts, food, and interactive art activities for all ages. The 2022 Colorscape will be held rain or shine on September 10-11 in East and West Parks in Norwich. The Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival is made possible with public funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Earlville Opera House.