Now in its eleventh year, the Festival of Banners promotes art in the community by bringing art to the public, and providing an excellent venue for artists of all ages and skill sets.
This year’s theme, Beautiful Bugs!, takes a closer look at the smallest and hardest working members of our community; our Bugs! On the ground, in the air, in the dirt, these hard working creatures play an important role right here where we live. Head outside and have a look, put your observations to work, and design a banner that highlights our beautiful BUGS. We can’t wait to see what you create!All entries must be your own design. Works will be selected based upon creativity and how well the theme, Honest to Goodness Indiana!, is explored and expressed.
Three age categories–youth, teen, and adult–allow fun for all. Designs are submitted small scale on paper. Jurors select designs based on creative interpretation of the theme, and use of color, pattern and line; the artists are then invited to paint their design on a 2 x 4 ft banner in the SBMA painting studios during the months of June and July.
Jurors’ Choice Awards are designated for three categories: youth, teen and adult:
1st Place: $100 cash, 1 year SBMA membership, 1 free art class
2nd Place: $50 gift card,1 year SBMA membership, 1 free art class
3rd Place: $25 gift card, 1 year SBMA membership, 1 free art class
An awards ceremony and unveiling of the banners takes place in August of 2017 (TBA), then the banners fly high for two months in downtown South Bend for the whole community to enjoy!
If you have any questions, please contact Curator of Education, Christyn Overstake at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574.235.9102
This community focused project is brought to you by the South Bend Museum of Art with support from patrons Jerry Thoma and Meg Auth. Special thanks to the City of South Bend, Downtown South Bend, Inc., and The Art League for partnering and helping to facilitate this public art project.