Kristy Wins 2nd Place in Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Poster Contest!

Kristy Wins 2nd Place in Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Poster Contest!

Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau

June 10, 2023
We kicked off the 75th annual Lilac Festival with a reception for the poster competition artists! It was a great event meeting artists, friends, and fans of Mackinac Island.
From there we moved to Marquette Park where we announced this year’s poster winner. A BIG congratulations to
1st Place: “Lilac Secrets” by Erynn Rice (middle)
2nd Place: “A Tranquil Getaway” by Kristy McNelly (right)
3rd Place: “West Bluff Abloom” by Kevin Barton (left)
Thank you to everyone who participated in this years Lilac Festival poster contest. We know we missed many of you in the photo but we appreciate you being here to celebrate!
But wait, we’re not done yet! The remaining 19 finalists are eligible for the People’s’ Choice Award! Vote here through the end of the festival. Winner announced Sunday, June 18th.
📷: Queen and poster winner photo credit: Grand Hotel Marketing
The Boerne Art Waddle was a Huge Success!

The Boerne Art Waddle was a Huge Success!


It’s been a busy spring getting ready for the 2023 Boerne Art Waddle!

What a fun event it was!

Right off the bat, I had two sales from a woman who has been collecting art since she was 20. Diane Reynolds, of Cordillera purchased the original oil painting of the old house near Castell, TX and “Lunch Buddies”.  She said she selected these two because they were similar in color and would look good together. They are also framed the same. I’m so glad they are staying together!


And then, as the day was coming to the end, Reagan, who owns The Pearl Antler woman’s clothing store stopped by. She was excited to see the painting, “A Patriotic Afternoon” that featured her old truck and store location on River Road. She now has moved her store to Main Street, so this was an emotional painting for her. I’m so glad she is the new owner of this painting!