PAINTED DRAGON: Johnston Offers Unique Contest

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The Johnston School District is giving the community a unique way to participate in the centennial celebrations.

To commemorate the Johnston School District centennial celebrations in 2014, the district is holding the Painted Dragon Project.  The project lets local artists compete to design dragons for the district and lets Johnston businesses support the dragon pride by sponsoring the sculptures.

The school district’s Painted Dragon Project lets Johnston businesses and organizations sponsor a grand dragon.  The four-foot-tall concrete dragon will then be placed at a school district facility with a plaque for the artist and the dragon’s sponsor.

Artists can join in the dragon fever by submitting their dragon designs to the Painted Dragon Project.  Any artist is welcome to apply to the Painted Dragon Project but only ten will be selected to paint the dragons.  One artist’s dragon will be chosen Grand Dragon.

The ten dragon designs will be chosen by a review committee to be painted and once completed, will be put up at different school buildings around Johnston.  One artist’s dragon design will win a Grand Dragon prize.

For more information on how to sponsor one of the painted dragons or to find out how to submit your dragon design, visit the Johnston School District website here.