Show your talent

Rotary Club holding poster contest to select a downtown Mendota mural


Staff writer

MENDOTA – With efforts to uplift and rebuild Mendota amping up, many ideas have been tossed around and many are in motion.

The Mendota Rotary Club and Justin Setchell have agreed to help the effort by creating a mural on the side of a building Setchell owns, Quest Resale, located at the corner of Washington Street and Eighth Avenue.

Instead of them doing it on their own, they want to involve the community by holding a poster contest for a creative mind to show their talent and help transform Mendota by providing an idea for what the mural should portray.

“We wanted to involve the entire community for our mural contest so we can connect the community,” said Rotary Club President Alisa Stewart. “We’re hoping to get 8x10 drawing submissions to supply an idea to a local artist who will create the mural on the side of the building.

“It’s open to all ages. I think the way that it’s going to work out is the Rotary Club is going to narrow it down to three and then Justin Setchell is going to pick the drawing he likes.”

The only restriction or guideline is the poster should be a Mendota theme based on the question, what does Mendota mean to you?

All contest submissions should be dropped off to The Mendota Reporter by Friday, Oct. 13.

“It won’t be the exact artwork of the winning candidate,” Stewart said. “The mural will be the artist’s translation of the suggestion because the muralist has to transport the idea from an 8x10 piece of paper to the side of a large building.”

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