Aug. 7, 2016
Student artists and administrators from Liberty High School spent this past Saturday morning giving judges from Sullivan Renaissance a tour of their beautification projects that have transformed areas of the community into a vibrant and joyful creative space.
Earlier this year, student-artists from Liberty took the initiative to organize a town beautification project. With help and grant assistance from Sullivan Renaissance and the Liberty Chamber of Commerce, students began their hard work, which resulted in what they described as a creative combination of art and community.
As part of their project, student-artists from all three Liberty schools have painted the town with art shows, art walks, murals, sculptures, banners and flower baskets. On Saturday, an outside panel of three judges with expertise horticulture, planning, zoning, and historic preservation visited Liberty and will soon declare winners across different grant categories.
During the tour, judges commended the district and its students for their “impressive efforts in making their school and community a more beautiful place.”
Winners will be announced during an award ceremony on Monday, Aug. 8 in the Event Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. This event is open to the public to cheer on their fellow community members as they are recognized for their dedication and hard work on this year’s projects.