Summer might seem far off, but the Marblehead Festival of Arts Annual Logo Premiere Party will make it feel like it’s right around the corner.
The community is invited to the Festival of Arts annual party, which will highlight the three finalists and announce the 2022 logo winner, on Tuesday, March 22 at the Landing Restaurant, 81 Front St.
Join the festivities, have dinner from 6 pm to 9 pm (to make reservations call 781-639-1266) with the celebration to reveal the winning logo starting around 7:15 pm
The 2022 Festival logo was chosen by public vote and will be displayed for the first time at the Premiere Party along with the other top 11 logo entries.
Every year the Festival is represented by a new logo selected from a design competition. This year the three finalists, Michelle Brown, Leroy Njoroge, Sarah Osgood, were chosen from 40 submissions by a panel of experts: Wayne George, owner of FL Woods Nautical Merchants, Mary Melilli, Graphic Artist and Professor of Media and Communication at Salem State University, Chuck Scheffren, former President of the Festival and Carol Thompson, who along with Chuck, was Chair of the Logo Exhibit for many years.
The semi-finalists include logos drawn by Andy Bacelar, Lucas Birke, Justine Dahl, Justin Derosa, Annabelle Drayer, Alicia Hart, Caroline Humphreys, Judy John, Sarah Osgood, Barbara Rafferty, and Josue Cuevas Santana.
The winning logo will be displayed on all products sold during the 2022 Festival as well as Festival promotional materials throughout the year.
“We had great participation in our logo contest this year, and we are always excited to present the finalists to the town in the new year,” said Bill Smalley, chair of the Logo Contest.
Lesli Mead, co-chair of the Logo Premiere, said the annual event has become more than just a logo reveal party.
“In addition to celebrating the winning logo and kicking off the Festival year, the evening has become a great way to chase away the winter blues, meet and greet Festival friends and hear about the 56th Festival plans in the making,” she said. “Those interested in becoming volunteers are especially encouraged to come learn more and enjoy the fun.”
Logo Contest details may be found on the Festival website: https://www.marbleheadfestival.org/, which also has images of past award-winning logos.
Robert Simonelli, manager of the Landing, is also donating a percentage of all meals and drinks purchased during the event to support the Festival.
The Marblehead Festival of Arts has become a unique forum for artistic expression from the visual to the musical to literary and more. Traditionally held over the July 4th holiday, it provides activities of interest to the entire family.
The MFoA is an all-volunteer organization and preparations are already well underway for organizing its annual exhibits and performing arts. If you are interested in volunteering your time and talents, you can sign up at https://www.marbleheadfestival.org/volunteer.
Festival Board members will be on hand at the Logo Premiere to answer any questions attendees may have and describe the opportunities available.