Youth Banner Initiative
The Arlington Public Art Teen Banner Initiative is aimed at young people in grades 6 through 12 (and the equivalent homeschool level) to promote and encourage development in the visual arts and to provide an opportunity for youth to participate in temporary public art projects in Arlington. Funding is provided by the Gracie James Foundation in memory of their daughter, Gracie James, an Arlington High School student. Now in it's third year, the Youth Banner Initiative invites teens to submit designs relating to a specific theme to be digitally reproducted on vinyl banners. Each year, between 20 and 30 designs are chosen to be placed on light poles along Mass Ave. in the town center.