The city of Glendale is celebrating spring with art.
The city sponsored a Plein Air Painting Competition Feb. 29. Plein Air is about leaving the studio behind and painting outdoors.
Best of Show and $1,000 went to Gabriele Baber.
The Council Choice prize of $1,000 went to Mick McGinty. Alex Pekala won second place and $500. Ted Allison took third place and $250.
Last week, the city unveiled 20 downtown benches painted by local artists. The “Take a Seat, Glendale!” project was initiated by downtown merchants, coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce and funded by the city.