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The Golden Paintbrush Award winners were announced by the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission

The Golden Paintbrush Award winners were announced by the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission

ANN ARBOR, MI The Ann Arbor Public Art Commission has named its four winners in the 2021 election.

Its really exciting to be able to draw back this award and illustrize the importance of public art during such a pivotal time," said Sarah Fuller, vice president of Ann Arbor Public Art Commission. This award allows the community to have a voice which is important to us. As the art commission helps foster new works, were able to progress with that knowledge directly from the public.

The winners of this year's Paintbrush Awards include artists and organizations that have created artwork throughout the Ann Arbor area.

The Art Center at Ann Arbor is the host artist of the A2AC Murals Project and the ArtBox program.

A2AC Murals is a culmination of a partnership between downtown building and business owners and local, regional, and national artists who transform the building walls into expressions of their artistic ability. This gives members of the community and visitors the opportunity to appreciate the works of public art.

David Zinn's Singing in the Rain mural

David Zinn, an artist who paints a scene in "Singing in the Rain," is a mural depicting Gene Kelly singing and dancing from a lamppost on the sidewalk. Zinn has been creating original art in and around Ann Arbor since the 1980s, according to Zinn Art's website.

In accordance with the Ann Arbor Public Schools, Youth Art Month installations

Youth Art Month is a yearly event that promotes art and art education for all youth in March. YAM helps the community with their youth's creativity to show the importance of encouraging art and innovation.

The I Voted stickers from the City of Ann Arbor

With the help of the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission, the City Clerk's office found local artists, including students, to design the city's 2020 "I Voted" stickers.

A form of artwork for the winners is available to the public.

According to Fuller, the Public Art Commission intends to continue the Golden Paintbrush Awards every year.

Residents of Ann Arbor will vote for their favorite works of art by Friday, March 11, at the public art commission.

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