Driving Tour Showcases Art Contest Finalists

December 4, 2020

Driving Tour Showcases Art Contest Finalists

This fall, DRBA hosted an elementary art contest for schools in the Dan River basin.  The contest was launched in October with a deadline before Thanksgiving break.  Flyers went out to students in grades 2-5 in schools from both Virginia and North Carolina.  Over 100 submissions were received from students excited to show “what a healthy river looked like to them.”

First, second, and third place were selected from each grade level.  To showcase the twelve finalists, DRBA will host a driving tour in Martinsville/Henry County with four locations for the young artists’ families and community members to view.  First place winners will receive a DRBA goody bag, second place will receive a DRBA t-shirt, and third place will receive a DRBA keychain, along with information about DRBA and our mission.

The locations on the driving tour include the Daily Grind coffeehouse, Martinsville Visitor Center, Smith River Outfitters, and Philpott Lake Visitor Center.  The finalists’ art work will be posted in the windows of the locations for visitors to drive by and view, or to take a quick walk up to the windows to get a closer look at the winning pieces.  Click here for a printable flyer about the driving tour (including addresses)!

Student names and places will be announced on Monday, December 7th.  The driving tour will last from December 7th to December 21st.  All finalists’ art work will also be posted on the DRBA website in mid-December. 

The Dan River Basin Association would like to congratulate the winners and thank all the students and teachers who showed us “What a Healthy River Looks Like to Them!”

To learn more about DRBA's education programs, visit https://www.danriver.org/programs/environmental-education/for-educators