Professional and non-professional artists 18 and older and youth 8 to 17 who live within a 50-mile radius of Hannibal were invited to submit images of original works for the fourth annual ART IN THE OPEN billboard art competition.

Over fifty entries were submitted this year by area artists, artisans, craftsmen and photographers. The selection committee has chosen five winners in the Adult Division and one winner in the Youth Division.

Artists to be featured on new billboards are:

Kelly Eddington and Sarah Kendrick of Monroe City

Hannibal Arts Council/Kelly Eddington
Hannibal Arts Council/Sarah Kendrick

Laura Good Buffalo, Cyndi Taylor and Nathan Wilt of Hannibal in the Adult Division

Hannibal Arts Council/Laura Good Buffalo


Hannibal Arts Council/Cyndi Taylor
Hannibal Arts Council/Nathan Wilt

Abby White of Louisiana in the Youth Division.

Hannibal Arts Council/Abby White

The contest was created by the Hannibal Arts Council in partnership with Lamar Outdoor Advertising and Independent’s Service Company.

ART IN THE OPEN winners will each have a billboard of their winning work printed by Independent’s Service Company and displayed on Lamar Outdoor Advertising billboards around the area in the coming months and will also be featured on digital billboards in Hannibal and Quincy.