Apply now to be the 2015 Official Artist

Do you have what it takes to create the 2015 Official Artwork? The National Cherry Blossom Festival is seeking experienced artists to create the annual artwork – known to become a collector’s item. The art is featured on posters and official merchandise. Artists receive exposure throughout the Festival’s website, social and traditional media channels, the App, and the Festival’s attendee base – attracting over 1.5 million people each spring.


Now, through Friday, January 31, 2014, the Festival is soliciting portfolios from experienced visual and graphic artists for review. For complete guidelines, download the creative brief here.

The portfolios will be used to identify one to three artists, based upon style and execution of form, to provide conceptual sketches, of which one will be developed to represent the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Spring 2015. Artists will be notified on Monday, February 3. Submit your portfolio today!