Allentown Art Festival

Every summer in Buffalo a few streets get closed off for the weekend for the Allentown Art Festival. It's an amazing site to see 1,000's of tents and exhibits lining the streets, with many more thousands of spectators checking out all of the amazing work. There is music, food, and people painting - it would be hard to find a better way to spend an afternoon. Each year they have a poster contest and the winner gets some cash and the pride of seeing their work all over the city. This is one of my two entries from a while back. It didn't win (the judges didn't know what they were talking about . . .), but I think it blends design and painting together, and was a real step out of the box compared to the "folk art" that is usually seen. Check out the festival site here