Downtown Art Contest Showcases Local Artists

Downtown Art Contest Showcases Local Artists

Winners Plus Board

Hannah Walters, AACF board; third place winner Fox Fesler; second place and People’s Choice winner Grace Campbell; first place winner Deb Carson; Alexis Doerr, NSU art instructor/Downtown Art Project director; and Megan Biegler, AACF board.

This summer, beautiful artworks adorned the windows of downtown businesses. 

2022 is the second year that the Aberdeen Area Community Foundation has held the Downtown Art Project, which was made possible through the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Aberdeen Fund.

“This is the first year that we have done window clings,” project director Alexis Doerr said. “Last year we had paintings on the windows downtown. The window clings allow us to display more types of art and more artists.” 

The artworks are judged, and prizes were awarded to Deb Carson, Grace Campbell, and Fox Fesler this year. 

“Our goal is to encourage all skill levels, emerging artists, and residents of Brown County and the surrounding areas.” Alexis said. “In the future, we would love to expand the project. It would be great to work with other places in the community.” // —Annie Scott