The 23rd Carnegie Arts & Heritage Festival is just around the corner! I am on the planning committee as well as being a participating vendor in the Creative Marketplace, so we’ve been busy preparing for the festival, and I’ve been busy with the publicity and my merchandise. It September 9, 10 and 11, if you’re local, mark those dates.
This is the poster/program cover for this year. In addition to the overall design, I also designed the logo at the top. All those objects incorporated into it are my illustrations drawn from actual things around town and my impressions of the festival. I also set up Doctor Z’s logo on the left near the bottom. I use some elements of the design and layout from year to year, other elements are new each year. In addition to this poster, I lay out the program, design a few ads and a few new t-shirts and yard signs, and maintain the website, www.carnegieartsandheritage.com, and the blog and Facebook page.
Our festival is three days of music, food and art as well as a huge area for families and children.
Local rock, blues, country and alternate musicians perform on two main stages with a break for the Battle of the Bands on Saturday afternoon, while our community stage features local performers and local performing groups.
The food court features 20 vendors offering homemade food from several of our churches and Main Street restaurants, plus local restaurants and the usual festival fare.
Our Creative Marketplace is two big tents of handmade good from local artists and crafters with everything from metal art sculptures, blown glass art, jewelry made from coins and sand art. I’ll have my artwork, prints, greeting cards, photos, and lots of crocheted pawprint and flower washcloths.
You can find the whole schedule of performers, artists and food vendors along with maps and parking information on our website, www.carnegieartsandheritage.com. Hope to see you there!