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Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Poster, raffle art unveiling prelude to September festival

Bailey Hovland / Tribune Candy Anderson walks the new Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! poster art around the room, showcasing Kari Weber's oil painting. The poster unveiling was part of a public event leading up to the Sept. 15 festival. 1 / 7
Bailey Hovland / Tribune Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! organizers unveiled the poster and raffle art for the 2018 festival on Aug. 2. Charlene Paulson explains the intent behind her artwork, residing in the ripples and bubbles of water.2 / 7
Bailey Hovland / Tribune Janet Olney of the Willmar Area Arts Council addresses the crowd Aug. 2 at the annual unveiling event held in advance of the Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! event, slated for Sept. 15.3 / 7
Bailey Hovland / Tribune Kari Weber's oil painting is the new poster art for the upcoming Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! event.4 / 7
Bailey Hovland / Tribune Artist Patricia Nelson, who goes by Patt in her work, showcases one of her pieces to be raffled off during the 2018 Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! event.5 / 7
Bailey Hovland / Tribune Kari Weber, featured artist for the 2018 Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! poster, talks about her painting Aug. 2 during an unveiling event at The Barn Theatre in Willmar.6 / 7
Bailey Hovland / Tribune Kari Weber, featured artist for the 2018 Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! poster, talks about her painting Aug. 2 during an unveiling event at The Barn Theatre in Willmar.7 / 7

WILLMAR — The 2018 Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! poster and raffle art was revealed Aug. 2 at the Event Center of The Barn Theatre.

Featured artist on this year's poster is Kari Weber of New London.

Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! is in its 21st years of providing arts entertainment in downtown Willmar. Formerly an outdoor event, this year's event will be held at Kennedy Elementary School near downtown Willmar after last year's event was forced inside due to inclement weather, and it was so well received as an indoor event.

Slated for Saturday, Sept. 15, the event will once again include a juried arts show/sale, art demonstrations, hands-on art, a food court, musical entertainment and much more.

Volunteers are needed to help make Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! a success. Some areas needing help this year are the Kid's and Big Kid's Art Tents, Artist Tent helpers and booth sitters, and setup and take down. If you would like to help out, contact Janet Olney at the Willmar Area Arts Council office at 320-235-8560 or willmararts@gmail.com.