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Community Canvas Goes Virtual

Vote for your favorite art from elementary school students online.


When schools in Pennsylvania closed their doors for the remainder of the school year, a group of students in Allentown, Bethlehem and Whitehall-Coplay elementary schools had extra reason to be disappointed. These students had been selected to participate in an art competition called Community Canvas.

But thanks to some creativity from Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital and Art Spark, their art competition has found new life as a virtual competition. The art is real – children have created it at home – but voting will take place online.


The rules are simple. Students create art based on what they have learned about healthy living from the Children’s Hospital, Art Spark and the Kellyn Foundation. All students were given the same art supplies.

Anyone can vote – no connection to a school or artist is necessary. The two students from each school with the most votes will move on to the grand finale, currently scheduled for Saturday, June 6 (subject to change).

Winners from the school competitions will be announced Monday, May 18, at noon.

Artwork from all school competitions that have not been voted into the finale will be entered into a contest for remaining wildcard slots. (This includes artwork from competitions that took place before schools were closed.) Wildcard voting will take place on this site May 19-21, with winners announced May 22.

Voting is open for these schools May 13-15

  • Central Elementary

  • Hanover Elementary

  • Mosser Elementary

  • Asa Packer Elementary

  • Ritter Elementary

  • Sheridan Elementary

  • Steckel Elementary

  • Zephyr Elementary

Check back for wildcard voting May 19-21.

For more information about Community Canvas, visit LVHN.org/canvas.