Festival of the Arts

Christopher Westfall

Featured Festival Artist


Christopher Westfalls’s inspiration for the 2017 Festival of the Arts’ poster “Starlight” is the magical quality of Festival at twilight.

The launching point for the work was Debbie Forshee and Steve Bolton’s interest in the poster having an abstract quality. Last year Westfall was taken by the view of Festival from the Civic Center in the evening, just as everything starts to glow. The photographs he took that evening, and the feelings they invoked, guided Westfall as he painted the scene.  He wanted the painting to burst with the colors and glow that Festival exudes after the sun sets.

Westfall was honored to have the opportunity to capture the magic of Festival.