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Published by Christina on May 20, 2011, in General

Downtown Truckee Thursdays Launches T-Shirt Design Contest

There’s only a few days left to let your creative juices flow, entries are due Sunday, May 22.  This post is from the Truckee Downtown Merchant Association and Switchback PR + Marketing, Inc.

Remember the wonderful summertime community vibe of last year‟s Downtown Truckee Thursdays? Truckee Downtown Merchant Association‟s (TDMA) 2011 design contest invites local artists to get their creative juices flowing and submit a design that captures this popular weekly summer event series. The winning design will be printed on t-shirts that will be sold throughout the summer.

“We believe this is a great way to commemorate this colorful annual event series,” explains Alyssa Westenburg, TDMA president. “We are looking forward to seeing how the community‟s many talented visual artists will interpret this event in design.”

According to Westenburg, the judging panel will select the winner based on the design that best captures the spirit of the event and downtown Truckee.

Quickly becoming a feel-good summer mainstay, Downtown Truckee Thursdays 2011 will kick off on June 16 and continue through August 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The summer event was launched four years ago by the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association in an effort to highlight and revitalize the town and underscore a “Think Local” mentality. Offering a host of children‟s activities, live music, art, the Foothills Farmers Market, a beer garden and vendors of all ilk, it‟s no wonder this lively weekly event is on both locals and visitors must-do list.

With free parking, folks stroll through the downtown district, popping into its interesting shops, sampling food and wine, listening to music at the train depot and catching up with friends and neighbors. Partnering with various non-profit organizations each week, the TDMA provides attendees with entertaining themed events along with kid-friendly activities including a bounce house, arts and crafts and much more.

Last year the 10-week event garnered over 7,000 attendees and event organizers expect a significant increase again this year. The summer-long event is organized and funded by the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association, through grants from local organizations Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, private sponsors, the Town of Truckee, and participating vendor fees.

To submit a contest entry, send the design by email to info@truckeethursdays.com or drop it off at the California Welcome Center located in the downtown train depot. For more information about participating in Downtown Truckee Thursdays either as a vendor, entertainer, non-profit or sponsor, contact info@truckeethursdays.com or visit www.truckeethursdays.com. For contest updates and upcoming event details, “like” Truckee Thursdays on Facebook.