First Night Youngstown Seeks Artists for Buttons

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — First Night Youngstown is seeking artists to participate in the annual design competition for its New Year’s Eve events admission button.

The winning artist will be promoted at all press events, according to event organizers. The artist also will be a celebrity guest in the downtown holiday parade and tree-lighting event as well as the First Night opening ceremony Dec. 31. The winner’s immediate family will receive free admission to First Night Youngstown’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza.

Button designs may be created using any art medium and must depict an aspect of downtown that highlights the spirit of New Year’s Eve. A night scene that includes fireworks or other elements that represent New Year’s Eve is preferred. Champagne glasses or images of drinking alcohol are not permitted.

The design must include the phrase First Night Youngstown 2017, and it can be a rectangular shape, horizontal or vertical. The final rectangle reduction size will be 2 inches by 3 inches.

The submission deadline  is Aug. 31. Interested artists should call 330 744 9966 to get an entry form, or send an email to

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