The Jubilee Festival of Arts is celebrating its 30th year in Olde Towne Daphne and the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce kicked off the festivities with an artwork unveiling. A local artist is highlighted each year. Their artwork will be seen on festival posters, prints and t-shirts. It will also be used to promote the upcoming festival.
The Artwork Unveiling was held Thursday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Le Bouchon Wine & Tapas Bar. The public was invited to attend this unveiling.
“We are very excited about this year’s featured artwork because it truly represents the spirit of a Jubilee, the namesake of this fun family festival,” said Liz Thomson, Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Director of Special Events.
This year's winner is Helen Doyle. Pictured below, she is standing next to her artwork that will be used to promote the event.
Doyle was born and raised on the Eastern Shore. She developed a passion for art early in life, sparked by her grandparents. “We’re a family of artists. Art was always something very important,” said Doyle.
She’s extremely excited to represent this year’s Jubilee Festival of Arts. “To be able to represent the Eastern Shore, to be able to paint something that represents the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay is an absolute honor,” said Doyle.
You can find Doyle’s artwork at coastal art shows, Christmas ‘Round the Corner in Fairhope and online at THIS LINK.
The Jubilee Festival of Art will be held September 29 and 30, 2018 along Main Street in Olde Towne Daphne. The Festival includes more than 100 artist booths selling handmade artwork. There will be a Kids Art Park where children can participate in six free hands-on activities.
The Jubilee Festival’s two World Food Championships qualifiers will be back Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Patrons will also be treated to Southern Maker Demonstrations, local entertainment and the food court filled with festival favorites.
The Jubilee Festival of Arts is free to attend.