Once again this summer, 19 two-sided banners from the My Hometown Project -- a partnership between SUNY Oswego and the Oswego City School District -- are on full display in the city of Oswego.

Banners can be found at Breitbeck Park and City Hall, and by the hotels on East First Street at the intersection with Cayuga Street. The My Hometown Project continues the celebration of the visual arts program in the Oswego City School District. Featured artwork was selected from over 400 pieces that were part of an exhibition held last summer at Tyler Art Gallery on the SUNY Oswego campus. Banners will remain up until mid-November.

A reception in honor of the participating artists is expected to take place sometime in September. Details will go out in late August once event guidelines appropriate to this age of COVID-19 become clearer.

This project was made possible by support from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation as well as support from the Cornelius & Eleanor Borman Family Foundation, the Ann Carlone Fund, the SUNY Oswego art department, the City of Oswego and the Oswego City School District.

Launched in summer 2016, the My Hometown Project represents a partnership between the SUNY Oswego art department and the K-12 art teachers in the district. The primary goal is to use public space to showcase Oswego’s creative vibrancy through the visual expressions of its youngest members. Through this action, the project hopes that students will continue to feel empowered to use visual art to express themselves.

"We hope the project inspires our community to continue to support the arts and the role they play in making our city such a great place to live,” said project director Cynthia Clabough, a professor in SUNY Oswego's art department.