The Geneva City Council recognized talented artists who showcased their creativity in the City's 2022 "Art on Fire" hydrant design competition.
Kristine Metoyer won first place for "Flowers In Bloom" located on Sixth and Franklin streets (pictured). Louisa, Lianna and Chiara Surtz's "Floating On Flowers" hydrant on Fourth and Franklin Streets; and Carole and Ethan Ellermeir's "Boba Frett, Litterbug Bounty Hunter" on Second and Hamilton streets earned second and third place honors respectively.
Emilia Amaya's "The Great Getaway" hydrant at Brigham Way and Fargo Boulevard was the International Cultural Exchange Committee category winner.
The City of Geneva, in collaboration with the Cultural Arts Commission, has sought artists to adopt and paint fire hydrants throughout the community. Since 2013, 120 hydrants have been transformed into public art.
You can watch the "Art on Fire" recognition ceremony during the Dec. 5 City Council meeting or take a virtual tour of all our painted hydrants.
Thank you to all the artists who participated in this year's contest.