The Festival Store
Fashionable Festival visitors wear their Festival love!
The Festival Store will be open during Festival 2022. Located right on Calder plaza, shop for your favorite shirts, caps and accessories – including the colorful commemorative Festival 2022 poster, designed by local artist (and former Festival Brat) Colleen O’Rourke.
The Festival Online store will be open May 20-July 5. A link will be posted here.
All proceeds from the Festival Store help fund our operating expenses, so thank you in advance for helping to support Festival.
P.S. Our gear is great for gift-giving, too!
About the Festival 2022 Poster
I hope this work shows my love of Festival as a community arts celebration. I used bright, bold colors, and focused on “La Grande Vitesse” – the center of Festival. The heavy shadows represent bright sun (we hope!) at noon on the first Friday of June, the official start of Festival. The green circles represent the parks and green spaces of Grand Rapids, and the water at the bottom represents the Grand River. And the words “art”, “dance”, “music” and “food” float above the Calder sculpture and the Sun logo.
The poster by the numbers:
- 14″ x 19″ – the size of the original seed bead embroidery (all done by hand!)
- 83,000+ – the number of size 10 glass seed beads used to create this work.
- 300 – hours of work
- 9 – the number of needles I broke in the process!
– Colleen O’Rourke