During the month of July, the Hiawatha Music Co-Op will proudly present their full archive collection of the posters from each of the past 38 Hiawatha Traditional Music Festivals in the upstairs community space at Ore Dock.
Each year, the Co-op receives art submissions from a wide variety of folks. Some years as many as 75 submissions are received. All artwork must be original and not digitally produced. The Board of Directors makes the final selection on what artwork will represent the July festival. The artwork must reveal the true spirit of the Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival. Music and nature are often themes in the posters leading the viewer to experience the beautiful surroundings of Tourist Park, where the festival has been held since 1984 and at the same time, acknowledging the musical nature of the weekend. For many festival goers, browsing through the poster collection releases memories long tucked away, squeals of delight to notice the name of a favorite band they haven’t thought about in years, or having a special memory from that particular year.
A public reception will take place on Saturday, July 9, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the community space.