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Call for artists for Richmond Maritime Festival artwork

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 10:49 PDT, Mon May 15, 2023

Last Updated: 10:50 PDT, Mon May 15, 2023

Want to be a part of one of the region’s top tourism events? If so, the City of Richmond has a challenge for you. Richmond-based visual artists and graphic designers are invited to create this year’s signature artwork for the annual Richmond Maritime Festival.

The winning artwork will become the poster image for the 20 annual festival, which takes place at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site on Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27. One of the region’s most popular summertime events, the Richmond Maritime Festival draws tens of thousands of festival goers each year.

The winning image will convey Steveston’s maritime and wooden boat heritage and be used on posters throughout Metro Vancouver in print and online advertising, transit shelter advertising, site decor and other promotional materials over the summer. The selected artist will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

The deadline to submit artwork is Friday, June 2 with the winning artwork made public in early-July.

This will be the first time in four years that local artists have been invited to help design the artwork for festival. Artists who wish to be considered for this project are invited to submit a portfolio of up to five work samples (in electronic format).

Submissions can be sent via email to For more information, call the festival coordinator at 778-222-6796.

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