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4SOUTIIB�� DOWNTOWN ' <br /> d <br /> O ¢ <br /> usouth bend regional museum of art a <br /> El El° <br /> ]865 SOUTH BEND <br /> NEWS RELEASE <br /> Friday, Augaust 31, 2007 <br /> 4:30 PM <br /> Contact: Mikki Dobski, Director of Communications&Special Projects, 235-5855 or 876-1564 <br /> Jessi Lentych Loyd, Curator of Education/Public Programs, SBRMA, 235-9102 <br /> Marco Mariam, Interim Director, Downtown South Bend, Inc., 282-1110 <br /> SBRMA's Festival of Banners to Highlight Art Beat 2007 <br /> The South Bend Regional Museum of Art, in association with Downtown South Bend, Inc. and <br /> the City of South Bend, presents Live the Arts. -Festival ofBanners 2007 in celebration of <br /> SBRMA's 60'year of service to Northern Indiana <br /> Sixty banners, designed and painted by local artists and community members will displayed on <br /> poles along Jefferson and Wayne Streets in downtown South Bend. The Festival will kickoff with <br /> a news conference on Tuesday, September 4 at 1:30 p.m. on Jefferson Blvd next to Century <br /> Center and just west of the Jefferson Bridge. Winning designers in each of three categories, <br /> Adult, Teen, & Children, will be announced at the news conference. The winners will also receive <br /> awards during Art Beat at Scene 5 (corner of Michigan & Wayne Streets) at 8:00 p.m. on <br /> September 6, 2007. The banners will be on display for two months. <br /> Festival of Banners was patterned after the Nanaimo Art Gallery's Festival ofBanners in British <br /> Columbia, and was brought to South Bend by SBRMA board member Jerry Thoma "When I <br /> first saw the Festival of Banners last August, I was very impressed at how successfully the <br /> Nanaimo Art Gallery was bringing `art to the people' and how they had done so with growing <br /> appreciation from the community for the past 20 years! With the SBRMA looking for creative <br /> ways to extend it's reach into the South Bend community, and the downtown seeking events and <br /> businesses that build on the entertainment district theme, it was not a big leap to be excited about <br /> trying this here. I think this can become a cultural hit in downtown South Bend for many <br /> summers to come!" <br /> The Festival brings the local art community together to create a moment in history that celebrates <br /> creative life and activity in the heart of downtown South Bend. This year's theme, Live the Arts. <br /> reminds us of the important role art plays in our daily lives. <br /> -more- <br />