Art in the Park is a regional fine art festival held every year on the third weekend of August. Elkader is a small town, but the art festival is a big deal. Every year there are twice as many attendees as there are people who live in the town itself.
For the last couple years I’ve been the chief graphic designer and marketing person for the festival. When I took over, my goal was to create a brand image for the festival that represented its status as an urbane, top-notch art festival, while retaining the character of small town Iowa.
Update: You can find the 2018 graphics here.