OLEAN, NY — Students in grades K-12 in the Allegany-Limestone, Hinsdale, Olean and Portville school districts are eligible to enter a design contest promoting the annual Taste of Olean and Art in the Park events scheduled for July 26 in War Veterans Park.

Information sent to the school district art departments in early January included design specifications —among them that both events and the year 2020 be used.

Submission guidelines and agreement are included with the contest information. Designs and registration forms must be submitted by midnight EST on March 16 through school art departments.  

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Families that home school their children and are interested in participating, can call the GOACC at (716) 372-4433 or email info@oleanny.com, for information.

In early April, the Tri-County Arts Council, 110 W. State St., will host a reception and display the designs of 10 finalists. The winning design will be chosen the following week .

The winner will receive one $50 GOACC gift certificate, one $50 Tri-County Arts Council gift certificate and up to 20 T-shirts for their classmates. 

Taste of Olean, sponsored by the Greater Area Chamber of Commerce, is in its 30th year, and Art in the Park, now sponsored by the Tri-County Arts Council, is in its 71st year. The events will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the park at 551 E. State St.

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