2023 Festival Print Artist: Dan Grissom, Austin, TX

“Great Blue Heron on the River” by Dan Grissom - 2023 Festival Print
“Great Blue Heron on the River” by Dan Grissom, Austin, TX
2023 Festival Print
Artist Statement

Illustrator, printmaker, and musician Dan Grissom, Austin, TX, was selected to design the 2023 Smoky Hill River Festival Print.

The print is a hand-painted 4-color screen print with custom mixed colors. With screen printing, each color layer is printed one at a time and allowed to dry before moving on to the next color layer. Grissom states, “I’ve titled this piece ‘Great Blue Heron on the River’ because I sometimes like to keep my titles simple and descriptive. I’m quite pleased with how this turned out, and I hope it transports you to a peaceful place like creating it did for me.”

Limited-edition commemorative Festival prints are available with a $100+ donation to the Smoky Hill River Festival. Full sponsor perks and donation opportunities can be found HERE.

2023 T-Shirt: design by Eric Montoy, Salina, KS

2023 Smoky Hill River Festival T-Shirt, graphic by Eric Montoy

This year’s t-shirt design is the keystone of our new rebrand package. Local artist Eric Montoy has created a new festival logo with a colorful gradient. Eric’s design plays with the “ripple effect” of water and certainly reflects the spirit of the festival. Available in a range of sizes, T-shirts and Tank tops can be purchased online, at the SAH office, or on-site at the Festival Information Booths north of Eric Stein Stage and near Kenwood Bridge.
Available in children’s sizes, unisex cut, women’s cut, and tank tops.