PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Download our free BWater Works Coating Systems eResource Book

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


IL Town Fires Up its Artistic Side

Friday, September 20, 2013

More items for Coating Application

Comment | More

Fire hydrants in Geneva, IL, are getting an artistic makeover, compliments of individuals who “adopted” the hydrants through a new city program.

Inspired by Mayor Kevin Burns, the "Art on Fire" program was launched by the city with help from its Cultural Arts Commission.

The goal of the program is to "embrace the artistic talents of local individuals while displaying creative artwork throughout the community."

Artwork that happens to replace the traditional monochrome red or yellow local hydrant.

Igniting the Inner Artist

"I'm thrilled with the response received by our citizen artists and look forward to enjoying their unique and creative imagination adorning the city's fire hydrants," Burns said in a press release.

"The program was designed to ignite the artist in all of us, and I could not be more proud of its success."

Art on Fire
City of Geneva, IL

Geneva's mayor launched the "Art on Fire" program to "ignite the artist in all of us." The city received 52 entries for fire hydrant designs, which are being painted throughout the month of September.

The city received 52 entries last month. The invitation was open to non-residents, too, but there were some rules:

  • Camouflage or other colors and designs that reduce the visibility of the fire hydrants were prohibited. Black paint could not cover more than 20% of the fire hydrant.
  • Objects could not be glued or attached to the hydrant.
  • Paint must be "high-quality, oil-based enamel paint for metal (lightfast paint preferred)."

Each design was reviewed and approved if it met the conditions. Entrants started painting Sept. 1 and are scheduled to conclude at noon Oct. 1.

While the program did not specify a theme, it did encourage artists to "incorporate the character of the hydrant's surrounding environment into their design."

Geneva Ace Hardware, the presenting sponsor of the program, donated half-pint paints in lemon drop, regal red, hunter green, harbor blue, gloss white, gloss black and medium gray to participating artists.

The city's Public Arts Advisory Committee will judge the completed hydrants and announce their first-, second- and third-place picks in October.

The city plans to post photos of all of the fire hydrant designs and a map of their locations later this fall on its website.

   

Tagged categories: Artists; Design; Paint application; Painting competitions

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Commercial Sand Blasting & Painting Ltd.
Reliable Service & Superior Workmanship

We’re ready to meet any of your protective coating and lining needs. We can work on your site or in our facilities, with large shops (60,000 sq ft), 40 acres of yard space, and cranes and forklifts on site.


SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
http://www.sspc.org/

Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !


Binks/DeVilbiss
Built for Tough Jobs

From Epoxies to Urethanes to other high solid coatings, the new Binks Airless 75 delivers a great finish using an ergonomic design. Visit binks.com for more information.


Dampney Co., Inc.
Solar Coating

High Temperature Resistant for Solar Panels/Collectors/Tubes. Achieve selectivity with the economy and ease
of application of a paint.


Safway Services
Suspended Access Made Easy With QuikDeck™

The smart choice for suspended access, QuikDeck’s interchangeable, lightweight components make them easy to set up and reassemble when you need to move.


Jessup Manufacturing Company
More Traction for Extreme Marine Conditions

Jessup Safety Track® 3800 Military Grade peel-and-stick non-skid tapes and treads provide extra slip resistance for decks. MIL-PRF-24467C Type XI, Black & Gray.


Thermion Inc
Buy Back Program

We are offering $5,000
credit for your old Model
This drive system is
being discontinued by
the manufacturer.
More information at
thermioninc.com
877.884.3428


Lignomat USA Ltd.
A dependable Source for Moisture Meters

Lignomat manufactures pin, pinless and in-situ probe meters for concrete and other building materials. Call 800-227-2105 to find the best moisture measuring device for your application.


Sidewinder/Persyst Enterprises, Inc.
The Sidewinder Model M2 Solvent Recycler

Combat the rising cost of gunwash, thinners, acetone & more while drastically reducing waste disposal coat.


Clemco Industries Corp.
Global engineering-trusted solutions

For more than 70 years, Clemco has provided the highest quality blast equipment with a total commitment to comfort and safety.

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com