SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — Santa Barbara Summer Solstice organizers have revealed the winner of the poster and t-shirt design for this year’s Solstice celebrations: Heather Andrew.
Event organizers said, “Heather’s colorful and energetic take on this year’s theme SHINE was inspired by her twins River Sea and Indie Ocean, who share her love for our Santa Barbara community.”
Andrew works as a freelance mixed-media graphic designer in Santa Barbara, according to organizers.
“As a native Santa Barbarian, Solstice means celebrating all of the different cultures in Santa Barbara,” Andrew said. “To me, it’s really a celebration of our unique community where everyone comes together to enjoy all the beautiful and eclectic things Santa Barbara has to offer; a celebration of this beautiful life and the abundance of the community that we are. so lucky to have.”
Santa Barbara will hold its 48th annual Summer Solstice Parade in a new area this summer instead of its usual downtown State Street route.
On June 25, the Summer Solstice Parade will begin at the intersection of Ortega Street and Santa Barbara Street at approximately 12:00 p.m. and proceed down Santa Barbara Street ending at the Solstice Festival at Alameda Park on Sola Street.
“This year is going to be a very special celebration as we return to a sense of normalcy and our resilient and vibrant community comes together again for Shine,” Andrew said. “I am proud that my artwork has been chosen to be an integral part of this year’s summer solstice honor in Santa Barbara! »
For more information, click here to visit the Santa Barbara Summer Solstice website.