The Nation's Greatest Springtime Celebration


MARCH 20 - APRIL 17, 2016

Official Festival Artwork

The 2016 Official Artist is Thomas Burns, from Atlanta, GA. Burns’ illustrations are fun, whimsical and thought-provoking. His unique digital technique results in vibrant and richly detailed pieces that still boast a very hand-made quality. Burns was inspired by the explosion of color and life that comes with the first sign of spring and wanted to create a piece that showed movement, the awakening of the cherry trees and the connection with the iconic architecture of the Capitol. An annual collector’s item, the artwork will be on the official poster, on sale now, and various merchandise.