Village Inspiration & Design Award

Village Inspiration & Design Award (VIDA)

The purpose of the VIDA is to highlight the unique and creative contributions our residents make to our village, and to foster connections, pride, and a sense of community. We believe that art and culture are critical as we continue to build a village that provides a good quality of life, fuels creativity and innovation, and attracts people who will continue to expand the creative vision and profound thought in which this community is rooted.

The Art and Culture Commission on behalf of the Village of Yellow Springs presents the VIDA to a resident or local business owner who creatively enhances the overall appearance of Yellow Springs and makes a positive contribution or improvement to the Village. The goal is to recognize inspirational art, architecture, landscaping and/or design efforts that beautify our village via innovative use and maintenance of space within our community. Nominated enhancements must be easily visible to the public and located in the Village of Yellow Springs.

VIDA recipients will receive a traveling trophy designed by local sculptor Jon Hudson and sponsored by Sue & Bob Swaney to display at their residence or business until the next VIDA is awarded as well as a plaque or certificate that they can keep permanently. The VIDA logo has been created by local design student Lela Dewey who attends the University of Cincinnati’s School of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning.

Nominate a Villager for the VIDA


Simply submit a short description of why you think the nominee should recieve the VIDA along with a photograph of the nominated work to pac@vil.yellowsprings.oh.us or complete and submit this form.

Past VIDA Recipients

Callahan MacBeth Dharma
Tim & Kelly Callahan Alan MacBeth Dharma Center

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