Feature Artist

Meet Ryan Patrick

How very perfect that the artist of the signature art of the 2022 Newtown Arts Festival, Ryan Patrick,21, says he “grew up with the festival,” now in its tenth year. Now in his fourth year of a five-year program at Northeastern University majoring in Graphic Design, Ryan said of his hometown, “Newtown is lively by nature and nothing exemplifies this more than its diverse art scene.”

His winning design, which has the appearance of a woodblock, includes so much that represents Newtown. The Rooster, the Flagpole, even the gazebo that evokes Holcombe Hill, all speak of Newtown. Ryan also has worked as a shoe designer, is currently a graphic designer for the Boston red Sox and continues his freelance work with private clients. Being chosen to design the signature art for the 2022 Newtown Arts Festival means his work will be available on t-shirts and posters and will be on all the festival’s promotional material. He will also have a booth at the Festival, set for September 16-18, on the grounds of Fairfield Hills.

Past Year’s Posters

2012 Newtown Arts Festival Poster designed by Tracy Van Buskirk. Poster designed by David Cole Wheeler

2013 Newtown Arts Festival Illustration by Carol Collins. Poster Design by David Cole Wheeler and Linda Parsloe

2014 Newtown Arts Festival  Illustration by Julia Sikes Provey.  Poster designed by Linda Parsloe and Nancy Cole

2015 Newtown Arts Festival Poster designed by Tracy Van Buskirk. Poster designed by David Cole Wheeler

2016 Newtown Arts Festival Illustration designed by Susanne Gilmore. Poster designed by David Cole Wheeler

2017 Newtown Arts Festival Illustration and Poster designed by Linda Parsloe

2018 Newtown Arts Festival Illustration and Poster designed by Virginia Zimmerman

2019 Poster designed by Paula Brinkman

2019 Newtown Arts Festival Artwork designed by Paula Brinkman

       2021 Newtown Arts Festival

    Illustration and Poster designed

                       by Nancy Cole