The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival, June 1-3 at Lake Skinner, has released its official 2012 poster.
Created by Heather Pilapil, the watercolor poster features images of the event’s signature hot air balloons taking flight.
The poster — an interpretation of this year’s theme “Barrels of Fun” — was selected as the winner of the festival’s poster contest.
This is Pilapil’s second contest win. She previously designed the 2009 festival poster.
“When I first saw the theme, I thought of a wine cellar but I couldn’t do something fun in a cellar. So I took it from there, moving the barrels outside, making tables out of them and putting people at the tables laughing,” Pilapil said in a release.
Pilapil, a local artist, received her bachelor of fine arts from Laguna College of Art and Design. She is a 2002 graduate of Temecula Valley High School. Her art recently was featured at an expo at Villa di’Calabro Winery.
Souvenir posters will be available for $7; 75 signed, limited edition posters will be available for $25. Posters can be purchased later this month at 41755 Rider Way, Temecula, or online at tvbwf.com.
For more information on the festival featuring balloon launches, balloon glows, two stages of live entertainment (headliners Phil Vassar, Chris Cagle and Lifehouse), freestyle motocross, wine tasting and food/beer pairings, visit facebook.com/tvbwf.
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