Artists were asked, “What does Elmira mean to you?”, while considering Elmia’s street life, festivals and farmer’s market and the appreciation for local produce. They could also consider memories to share and community experiences in this unique town.
Any style was welcomed, from traditional and historic, to fun, bright and contemporary. However, the art had to be family-friendly, relate to the community in some way, and encourage community gathering and pride of place.
Artists could also refer to Downtown Elmira BIA’s overall design concept in the Community Improvement Plan, which includes research on the theme, colour and direction we plan on implementing throughout the downtown core.