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Downtown Boulder's Fifth Annual Student Banner Project on the Pearl Street Mall

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Students from Columbine Elementary, Casey Middle School and Boulder High School showcase their imaginative and creative work on Pearl Street Mall lamp pole banners

Boulder, Colorado [February 22, 2017] - Take a stroll down the Pearl Street Mall to see the talented work of the beautiful student banners from the fifth annual Student Banner Project. There are 51 new lamp pole banners created by 55 blossoming artists from Columbine Elementary, Casey Middle School, and Boulder High School.

The theme this year is “Local Foods and Seasonality” and the banners will be on display through mid-April 2017. Designs include: cherries, mountains, sunflowers and much more. The students showcased their creativity by using mediums ranging from collage to pencil art and water colors.

Awards were presented to students from each school in the categories of “Artistry” and “Most Thematic,”:

Columbine Elementary School

  • Most Artistic: Selena Martinez Hernandez
  • Most Thematic: Malia Chipouras

Casey Middle School

  • Most Artistic: Gabriella Casals
  • Most Thematic: Autumn Nack

Boulder High School

  • Most Artistic: Kaylie Stenhouse
  • Most Thematic: Bronwyn Ellis

In addition, the public will be invited to vote for their favorite banner (“People’s Choice” award) during Boulder Arts Week, March 31 – April 8. The winning artist will receive a $100 Downtown Boulder Gift Card! Visit for details.

“This year’s artwork is fantastic,” said Katie Comer, Downtown Boulder Partnership Events Manager. “We were impressed by the artistic ability and creativity of all the students. The student banner project has been a wonderful collaboration with the farmers market, Boulder Valley School District and our organization for the past few years. This project is such a great way to showcase some of the young artists we have in Boulder.”

The banner project is produced by Downtown Boulder Partnership and sponsored by Boulder County Farmers Markets – with support from the Boulder Valley School District, City of Boulder Department of Community Vitality and GrafXGroup.

A photo gallery of the banners is featured on the Downtown Boulder website:, as well as a map identifying the location of each banner. Take advantage of the beautiful weather and come see for yourself!

For more information:
General public: 303-449-3774 |
Press: Katie Comer (Events Manager)
303-449-3774 (office)|

About Downtown Boulder Partnership
Downtown Boulder Partnership (DBP) is a non-profit organization, originally founded in 1984 as Downtown Boulder Incorporated, dedicated to continued preservation, promotion and enhancement of Downtown Boulder as the heart of the greater Boulder community.  With a mission to maintain Downtown as the center of commerce, government, culture, and leisure, DBP’s membership supports the overall vitality of Downtown through public advocacy, political involvement, and by producing year-round community events that enhance the Boulder experience for residents and visitors.  (