December 11, 2019
CONTACT: Courtney Spiess
Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
Marietta Visitors Bureau
4 Depot Street | Marietta, GA 30060
MARIETTA – The Marietta Welcome Center is selling t-shirts with the winning design of the Christmas in Marietta Design Challenge.
The Marietta Visitors Bureau and Marietta Arts Council requested artists to design an image for this year’s Christmas in Marietta Design Challenge. The rules required that designs should be mindful of holiday traditions in Marietta.
A Selection Committee comprised of members of the Marietta Visitors Bureau and the Marietta Arts Council evaluated all entries based on relevance, originality, and aesthetic quality. The committee selected the top five designs.
The Marietta Visitors Bureau and Marietta Arts Council posted the designs to their social media accounts: @visitmariettageorgia and @mariettaartscene. Community members voted on their favorite design. Voting ended on November 8.
The design with the most comments and likes was chosen for the Marietta Welcome Center to sell on a t-shirt during the holiday season. T-shirt proceeds benefit the Marietta Visitors Bureau and the Marietta Arts Council.
Claire Dunaway, artist and community member, created the winning design. The iconic Big Chicken inspired her art.
“Since the Big Chicken is classic Marietta and lends itself to being the shape of an awkward straight-sided Christmas tree, I thought I might combine the two,” said Dunaway. “I included classic, easy to recognize Christmas objects as well as a simple silhouette of our beloved Kennesaw Mountain.”
T-shirts are available to purchase at the Marietta Welcome Center. Adult shirts cost $25 and youth cost $15. Community members are encouraged to purchase them as soon as possible due to the limited quantity available.
For more information or questions call the Marietta Welcome Center at 770-429-1115.
The mission of the Marietta Visitors Bureau is to promote Marietta as a tourism destination with an emphasis on cultural and recreational tourism, thereby increasing overnight visitation by reinvesting visitor generated tax dollars into messages and services targeted exclusively to the visitor. Learn more at www.visitmariettaga.com.
Marietta Arts Council, Inc. is a volunteer-based Georgia nonprofit group working in the City of Marietta to enrich the artistic and cultural landscape of the City of Marietta through advocacy, education, and public art. Learn more at www.mariettaartscouncil.com.