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Community Designed Banners Project!

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Join us in adding local art throughout Sparta! This project is open to artists of all ages living in Sparta and the surrounding region. Artists can submit artwork entries that will be printed onto banners and hung throughout Sparta.

Selected artwork will be hung from June 1st until October 1st. Artists are open to draw what is inspiring to them and how they feel connected to Sparta. 40 entries will be selected at random to be displayed. Keep in mind that the artwork must be formatted to fit in an 18”x 20” space and will be hung on the light poles. After the banners are printed, the artwork will be included in an online portfolio accessible at All entries must be submitted by April 1st to be considered. Contact the chamber office at (616) 887-2454 with any questions. This project is supported in part by the Michigan Arts and Culture Council.


  1. Create artwork that will be hung on banners throughout downtown Sparta. Draw what is inspiring to you or what you feel showcases Sparta.

  2. Artwork must be designed in a vertical format at 18” wide x 20” tall. Any digital creations must be in 300 dpi files. Visit the Chamber Office for printed design templates, if desired.

  3. Any medium may be used, including but not limited to markers, colored pencils, paint, watercolors, digital illustrations/creations, photography, etc.

  4. Upload your work below or send a scanned copy of your artwork to Include “Banner Artwork Submission” in the subject line. You can also submit a physical copy of your work by dropping it off at the Sparta Chamber of Commerce Office (194 E Division St.).

  5. When submitting, include your name (if selected will be included on the banner), phone number, email, and materials used.

  6. Be sure to save a copy of your completed artwork!

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Examples of Current
Light Pole Banners
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