LINDA HUFF NAMED OFFICIAL ARTIST OF THE 47TH ANNUAL KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Kailua-Kona, HI (June 7, 2017)—¬– Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, Hawaii’s oldest food festival, has selected freelance graphic designer Linda Huff’s entry as its 2017 signature art. Huff’s winning art will be showcased as the official poster of the 47th Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival set for November 3-12, 2017.
As a freelance graphic designer, Linda Huff, loves all things “Hawaiian.” Her sincere affection for Hawaii began when she first visited as a young girl with her parents. Since then, she has become particularly attached to the Big Island for its unbridled beauty. Currently, she runs a logo design business and she has developed a personal illustrative technique using free-styled brushed strokes of black and splashes of brilliant color combined graphically on the computer. The art piece created for the Festival is a culmination of all her loves of the Big Island: Kona coffee, the ukulele, surfing, whales, sunsets, hibiscus, historical churches, and most importantly – aloha.
“I feel truly blessed to have been chosen. This is my favorite event and I hope everyone will enjoy my expression of love for the Festival and the people of Hawaii,” said Huff. “I look forward to sipping my favorite coffee while strolling and enjoying all the festivities at this year’s Festival.”
Starting October 15, the office 2017 Festival poster and retail merchandise will be available at Kona Coffee & Tea Company in Kailua-Kona, and at various Festival events throughout the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival.
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Events
Every year the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival hosts more than 40 events over 10 days that are wide-ranging and showcase nearly 200 years of Kona coffee heritage. There are fun activities for all ages and interests that celebrate the famous harvest and, of course, loads of opportunities to taste Kona coffee and experience its celebrated lifestyle. Signature event samplings include a colorful lantern parade through Historic Kailua Village, an art stroll through Holualoa Village, a Kona coffee inspired recipe contest, Kona coffee farm tours, art exhibits and a unique cupping competition where a recognized panel of cupping judges scrutinize the harvest from farms throughout the Kona Coffee Belt.
“Every year the Festival unites our community with innovative events that add fun, learning opportunities, arts, culture and great island entertainment,” said Kona Coffee Cultural Festival President Valerie Corcoran. “We celebrate the harvest and honor the hard work and dedication of our farmers. They have endured for generations to help establish Kona coffee as a leading coffee of the world.”
The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is supported as a Signature Event by Hawaii Tourism Authority, and is made possible through the support of UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd., Alaska Airlines, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, KTA Super Stores and numerous other corporate and community donors.
For a complete list of events and Kona Coffee Cultural Festival information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com