Festival International Announces Official 2020 Visual Artist

News from Festival International
315 Lee Ave 
Lafayette, La 70501
337. 232.8086 / Fax 337.233.7536

 
September 25, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Carly Viator, Marketing Coordinator
carly@festivalinternational.org 
Festival International Announces Official 2020 Visual Artist
Lafayette, LA – Festival International de Louisiane is proud to announce Tommy Hughes as the Official 2020 Visual Artist. Hughes was born in Massachusetts but has lived in Lafayette since he was two years old. He is currently in the process of creating the artwork for the 34th annual Festival International de Louisiane, presented by LUS Fiber.

Tommy’s passion for the arts started at a young age where he would fill notebooks with sketches and mazes to try and understand form and balance.  His draw to art continued through college where he graduated from architecture at ULL and learned different media techniques for presentations.  

After 20 years of technical drawing and managing architectural projects, his passion for art resurfaced in order to find balance from computer aided drafting.  Tommy’s passion for portraits and inventive nature with watercolors, graffiti paint, inks and paint markers has opened his eyes to whimsical characters design where one can see through faces to a world of textures.   

Hughes’ goal is to bridge the gap between art and architecture and create studio developments in which his resin furniture, characters art and sleek design can open minds to a new way of living. His unique style and processes have landed him the opportunity to be the Visual Artist this year for a festival that he loves and looks forward to each year. 

“The vibrant colors and the style of Hughes’ work stopped us all in our tracks. We wanted something bold and fresh to encompass Festival 2020.” said Carly Viator, Marketing Coordinator for Festival International. “Following along with his artistic process and reasoning behind each detail has us very excited to see the final piece of artwork.” 

To Tommy Hughes, Festival International is about celebrating the diversity in cultures that come to Lafayette, as well as the cultures integrated here.  For the last ten years, his Saturday of Festival has meant hosting a BBQ crab and crawfish boil party to celebrate with friends and family. This year, he will be celebrating on a new level.

“I’m beyond honored to be a part of the Festival International Team to create this year’s 34th annual artwork for the poster and Festival merchandise”. Tommy stated. For a sneak peek into Tommy’s style, please visit his portfolio website at www.resintop.com
About Festival International de Louisiane 
Festival International de Louisiane is a non-profit organization that produces the largest International music and arts festival in the United States with a special emphasis on the connection between Acadiana and the Francophone world. With over 300,000 festival goers every year, the annual festival features musical performances by artists from over 20 countries along with workshops, exhibits, visual art, theater and other forms of performance arts. The 5-day festival is held in April transforming downtown Lafayette, Louisiana into an entertainment mecca. 
Celebrate 34 years of Festival International de Louisiane, April 22-26, 2020. 

Festival International de Louisiane
315 Lee Ave 
Lafayette, LA 70501
337-232-8086
www.festivalinternational.org
April 22-26, 2020
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