For the past two years, the Sylvania Community Arts Commission has chosen a business or organization to contribute to the city’s efforts to make Sylvania a more beautiful place to live. They do so by having them create three banners that will don the city’s walls for four months. This year, the commission teamed up with Republic Services, sponsor of the project, to artistically inspire youth. And that’s just what they did for the 4th and 5th graders of Sylvan Elementary. Though there were over 100 submissions – and though all designs were amazing – the designs of three lucky artists—Allison Addington, Emily Knapp and Emma Jurski—were chosen. Now, as patrons stroll the streets of Sylvania this spring, they can admire the art as well as the view. If you ask me, knowing you’ve contributed to the beauty of your hometown is a much better reward than blue ribbons and gold metals.