Local Schools Invited to Submit Designs for “Paint the Plow” Project


Local Schools Invited to Submit Designs for “Paint the Plow” Project

Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2023.

Post Date:02/10/2023 2:29 PM
2022 Snow Plow WinnersLeesburg, VA (February 10, 2023) – The Town of Leesburg Commission on Public Art (COPA) and the Friends of Leesburg Public Arts (FOLPA) invite local schools to be a part of the Town of Leesburg’s “Paint the Plow” art project. This year’s theme is “Around the Town”.

Three designs will be chosen and painted onto Town of Leesburg snow plow blades, which measure 12’ wide by 3’ high. The artwork will featured in the 2023 Leesburg Kiwanis Halloween Parade and the Town’s Christmas and Holiday parade, in addition to being visible while plowing Town streets during snow events.

Artwork must be an original student design and students must paint the plow. School staff may help direct the selection of students and designs but students must implement the project. Up to three (3) designs may be submitted from each school however, only one (1) design per school will be chosen. Submissions are due no later than Thursday, June 15, 2023.

All submissions will be reviewed by COPA during their July 2023 meeting. Winning artist(s) will be notified as soon as their design has been selected. Winning designs will be presented to the Leesburg Town Council in July.

Following Council approval, plow blades will be delivered to the selected schools and must be painted no later than Friday, October 14, 2023. Each winning school will receive $125 towards painting supplies.

The Town of Leesburg will schedule a pick-up date and will store them for exhibition. Online voting will take place prior to the Halloween parade. The school that receives the most votes will win $500 for their school program. Second place will receive $250 and third place will win $100.

Artwork should be submitted in .pdf or .jpg format and sent to COPA Liaison Leah Kosin at lkosin@leesburgva.gov no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2023. Submission guidelines and details are available at www.leesburgva.gov/publicartnews.