Photo by Megan Hansen/Whidbey News-Times
                                Scott and Kerry Rosenkranz of Rosenkranz Productions show off the poster they created for this year’s Penn Cove Mussel Festival.

Photo by Megan Hansen/Whidbey News-Times Scott and Kerry Rosenkranz of Rosenkranz Productions show off the poster they created for this year’s Penn Cove Mussel Festival.

Penn Cove Mussel Festival unveils new poster

Organizers unveiled the new poster art for the 2018 Penn Cove Mussel Festival Monday night.

This is the first year the festival has been solely organized by the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association and with a locally sourced artist.

When organization for the event changed hands, the association wanted to source everything as local as possible, said Sami Postma, association member.

Scott Rosenkranz from Rosenkranz Productions was selected to create the new poster art. Each year the festival poster features a mermaid, but it changes every year.

Through the process, Rosenkrantz said he probably came up with 10 different mermaids.

“We wanted the name of the event large and a clean design,” Rosenkrantz said. “The mermaid needed to engage you.”

Along with a new poster artist, the association created a committee for the event with people who at one time or another have been involved with past festivals.

With them, they bring new ideas and new perspectives, Postma said.

Some of those ideas include selling a certain percentage of chowder tasting tickets online ahead of time as well as introducing a new tasting ticket on Sundays for those who aren’t necessarily fans of mussels.

Committee member Christian Chambers said he’s organizing a “Heart of Whidbey” tasting ticket that will feature non-mussel tastings.

The Penn Cove Mussel Festival is March 3-4 in downtown Coupeville.

More in News

Islanders help victims of Kilauea

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, landslides. And now, two Whidbey Islanders add volcano recovery… Continue reading

Field carrier landing practice schedule — Aug. 13-19

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled at Ault Field through Aug.… Continue reading

Photo by Jim Christensen.
                                The rented canoe is hauled ashore at a stopping point.
Man takes canoe trip of a lifetime

Jim Christensen’s summer vacation means getting away to the remote woodlands of… Continue reading

Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News Group
                                Peggie Suess will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Aug. 22. She sits here at Summer Hill Senior Living, ready for the day’s Bingo game.
Oak Harbor woman celebrates her 100th birthday on Aug. 22

On Aug. 22, Peggie Suess will celebrate her 100th birthday. The celebration… Continue reading

Whidbey residents on OSU scholastic honor roll

Students who made the scholastic honor roll spring term 2018 have been… Continue reading

Pigfest awaiting word from Guinness on largest BBQ pit

Scott Fraser’s goal for this year’s Pigfest was to have the world’s… Continue reading

SAR rescues climber

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued… Continue reading

Oak Harbor adopts six-year transportation plan

Preliminary steps on improvements to Northeast Seventh Avenue are set to move… Continue reading

Most Read