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Winner for the 2015 festival "Strawman" by John Alesi and 2014 winner by Alice Picado

Vista Strawberry Festival Poster Contest Time is Here

Vista CA— ArtBeat on Main Street is excited to announce that the 2016 Vista Strawberry Festival Poster Contest has begun. Entrants need not live in Vista, but the artwork must be original and reflect the flavor and spirit of the annual Festival. According to Festival organizers, Vista was once known as the “Strawberry Capital of the World.”vista_loves_art

The entry deadline is May 8, 2015 at 5 pm. Winners will be announced on May 22, 2015 at ArtBeat’s gallery and wine lounge, 330 Main Street, in the heart of downtown Vista. ArtBeat sponsors the contest, working in conjunction with Festival presenter Vista Chamber of Commerce. The 2015 Festival will be held May 24, 2015. Information on entertainment, contests and all the fun is at www.vistastrawberryfest.com.

Poster contest eligibility, guidelines and other application information are in the online prospectus at http://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=369. For questions, contact info@artbeatonmainstreet.com.

In addition to garnering the artist a $250 first-place prize, the winning artwork will be used on 2016 Vista Strawberry Festival posters and other promotional materials. Cash prizes also will be awarded to second-place, third-place and people’s choice winners. Monetary awards are provided by ArtBeat, which coordinates the contest and judging, and is a 2015 Festival sponsor.

ArtBeat owner Kait Matthews says, “I love being part of rich Vista traditions such as the annual Strawberry Festival. Each year, I am amazed at the design wizardry and whimsy of the entries. ArtBeat has coordinated the poster contest every year since its inception. We have a great community and it’s exciting to contribute to the spirit of the event.”

artbeat_on_main_st_osidenews ArtBeat on Main Street co-op gallery and wine lounge is located 330 Main Street in downtown Vista. It is open Tuesday, 11:00am- 8:00pm, Wednesday–Saturday, 11:00am-9:30pm,  and Sunday, Noon-4:30pm. For information, visit www.artbeatonmainstreet.com, find us on Facebook or discover Vista’s creative vibe in person. To learn about gallery partnering opportunities, including space rentals, email info@artbeatonmainstreet.com