We’re proud to present the official 2019 Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival artwork. This year’s artist, Lindsay Dale, was inspired by all the wonder that makes up our beloved event – food, music, and fun. Reproductions of the 2019 commemorative artwork will be available for purchase on posters, T-shirts, and more. But, it’s only available on-site at the event in the official Festival Gifts Tent, so make plans to join us in September. The Festival Gifts tent is located in the heart of the festival, across from the Skeet House Stage.
About the Artist
Lindsay Dale is a graphic designer for the Jekyll Island Authority. A native of Jacksonville, she credits her mother with inspiring her to be an artist.
“My mother is very artistic and she taught us all sorts of crafts starting at a young age. I knew how to use a pair of real scissors — not the kiddie ones — before I knew how to write my name,” she said. She remembers the moment she decided that art would be her life’s work. “I was sitting at the dining room table, painting with my mother, and realized I wanted to be an artist when I grew up,” she said. “How many people can say they decided on an occupation when they were children?”
Dale’s poster is informed by her experiences at last year’s Shrimp & Grits Festival, her first. “I loved the energy of the crowd and seeing all of those people enjoying Jekyll together,” she said. She also liked working alongside staff members from every department at the Jekyll Island Authority, to ensure the event is fun and memorable for guests.
Dale earned a BAS degree in Digital Media and graduated with honors from Florida State College at Jacksonville. She lives in Brunswick with her husband Justin and their 10-year-old mutt Bradley.
Visit the Festival Gifts tent during these times to have your poster signed by the artist.
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.