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Festival of Arts logo to be unveiled

MARBLEHEAD — Each annual Marblehead Festival of Arts has its own logo, which is chosen from a design competition. The winning logo will be displayed on all products sold during the 2018 festival and on festival promotional materials throughout the year. This year’s logo contest winner will be announced at the Premiere Party, on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Landing Restaurant, 81 Front St. The community is invited.

From the many submissions, a panel of judges selected three finalists. The 2018 logo was then chosen by public vote. The finalists’ designs, along with the rest of the top 10 entries, will be on display. Dinner will be from 5-9 p.m. Please call 781-639-1266 for reservations. The celebration to reveal the winning logo starts around 7:15 p.m..

This year’s judges were Peter Schalck, Paul Ciavarra and Paul Brancaleone. Schalck is the owner and senior designer at Flat Rock Creative in Marblehead. Ciavarra is past president and creative designer at Ciavarra Designs in Boston. Brancaleone is a branding specialist at Halo.

Maggie Smist is co-chair of the logo contest.

Lesli Mead, chair of the Premiere Party, said, “What a wonderful start to 2018, joining good friends and good food, meeting the artists, viewing the three final logos and much more. The logo premiere dinner party kicks off the 53rd yearlong celebration of the Marblehead Festival of Arts.” Robert Simonelli, manager of the Landing, is donating a percentage of the cost of all meals and drinks purchased during the event to the festival.

Founded in 1962, the Marblehead Festival of Arts has become a unique forum for artistic expression in the vicinity of Marblehead Harbor. Held each year over the July 4 holiday, the festival hosts a wide range of visual art exhibits as well as other events featuring film, music, writing, boat building, children’s activities, and an artisans marketplace. The program is designed to provide enjoyment for the entire family.

The Marblehead Festival of Arts is an all-volunteer organization that operates year-round and relies solely on donations to fund its operations. Individuals, families and businesses may become festival sponsors by making a tax-deductible contribution. For additional information, visit www.MarbleheadFestival.org.

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