ArtsQuest has announced the official Musikfest 2024 Poster - with illustrations of constellations depicting instruments and objects near and dear to Musikfest, the painted sky expanding into a grand tapestry and a bright and shining moon in the center.
Illustrated by Banana Factory Artist-in-Residence and Teaching Artist, Lauren Beck, the artwork depicts a night sky with Musikfest sitting below.
“When imagining the poster design, I tapped into my deep love for experiencing live music at festivals and concerts,” Beck explained. “When seeing bands play, I enjoy feeling connected to the world around me in a transcendent way. Often, these special moments have been at outdoor concerts and festivals, when the energy of the crowd and sound of the band gave me a profound sense of soothing calm, grounding me to the present moment.”
“We are thrilled to have a Banana Factory Artist-in-Residence and Teaching Artist create this year’s Musikfest poster,” said Kassie Hilgert, CEO and President of ArtsQuest. “Lauren Beck has done a phenomenal job including so many special elements of Musikfest, highlighting the beautiful night sky with constellations of musical instruments, the traditional Musikfest mug, even Artie the Owl. She uniquely ties both the Historic Moravian District and the SouthSide Arts District of the festival together and showcases how Musikfest transforms during the night.”
Beck lives and works in Allentown and is a Lettering Artist and Illustrator for Ren & Ink LLC. She graduated from Kutztown University with a degree in Arts Education. Beck regularly teaches in-person workshops, after-school programs and summer camps with ArtsQuest and other studios throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Musikfest is set for Aug. 2-11 with a preview night on Aug. 1.