The 2020 DART Student Art Contest winners were recently announced, including best-in-show winner Amber Li, a student at the Hockaday School in Dallas. The winners were announced online this year in lieu of an awards ceremony, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Li’s work, based on the theme “Paint the town ___. Ride DART”, was selected from 1,174 entries from students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Her theme was “Paint the town with magic,” and it showcased a dart bus flying through the area of downtown Dallas, while various people enjoyed meals in a local restaurant. The 9th grader received a $1,000 cash prize by Dallas Contemporary and her winning art is now being displayed on the side of a DART bus traveling across the agency’s 13-city service area.
The winning entry, along with 31 various grade-level first, second, third place and honorable mention winners can be seen online. Here are the first-place winners of the following categories: Kindergarten-2nd grade was Sannidhi Bhat from Daffron Elementary; 3rd-5th grade was Nadia Nesich from Pegasus School of Liberal Arts and Sciences; 6th-8th grade was Sanvi Dantulwar from Schimelpfenig Middle School; and 9th-12th grade was Grace Swenson from Lowery Freshman Center. Collin Chon, a fourth grader at Addison-based Greenhill School, won honorable mention for his “Paint the town with fun” theme.
The DART Student Art Contest is a 22-year tradition that helps promote the use of public transportation and is supported by community partners in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit gets you around Dallas and 12 surrounding cities with modern public transit services and customer facilities tailored to make your trip fast, comfortable and economical. Their extensive network of DART Light Rail, Trinity Railway Express commuter rail, bus routes and paratransit services moves more than 220,000 passengers per day across a 700-square-mile service area. Hop on a DART bus at the local Addison Transit Center, located at 4925 Arapaho Road in Addison.
Congratulations to the 2020 DART Student Art Contest winners and participants!