44th Festival of the Arts
Height: 14 in
Width: 11 in
Poster commemorating the 44th Annual Festival of the Arts. The information is displayed on red jean material with playful letters and music notes.
Abigail Bradley is an artist from Grand Rapids who has attended Festival for many years. She also has a vast knowledge of poster media, and is a four-time ArtPrize participant. Bradley used a whimsical color block design against the bright blue background to symbolize the diverse of a community of backgrounds and talent. Also incorporated in the poster is the Calder stabile, with Bradley splashing its bold red color on the jean canvas background. Re-sewing old jeans was another way Bradley used to communicate the fun, casual atmosphere of Festival of the Arts.
“I knew we wanted to spotlight the spirit of this much-celebrated annual community event, and I wanted to express it in a fresh and bold way,” says Bradley. “I made sure the poster was playful, colorful, and reflective of the many activities that always happen during Festival weekend" -Abigail Bradley