Each year, the Festival partners with a local artist to produce an original work, which adorns the cover of the Festival's marketing materials and is reproduced on the Festival's annual poster, a popular collectible item for private homes and local businesses. The original work is sold in auction during the Summer Festival, with half of the proceeds going to the artist and half the proceeds going to the Festival.
Marcie Hawthorne was selected as the 2018 Artist. Hawthorne is an award-winning fine artist and illustrator who specializes in joyful realism. She is also an accomplished wall artist whose work includes over 100 murals for private residences, as well as projects for a wide variety of public spaces and commercial buildings.
She created this original painting, "Music Without Borders" on wood. It measures 24" x 36". For more information about the artist, visit marciehawthorne.com