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Oxnard Resident Designs Celebration of the Whales Festival Poster

Oxnard Resident Designs Celebration of the Whales Festival Poster

This year’s Celebration of the Whales Festival poster is a treat for the eyes.

Local artist and graphic designer Brett Bednorz created the poster, which features northwestern tribal designs. It’s a fitting touch because the Celebration of the Whales Festival celebrates the spring migration of the gray whale from Baja California to Alaska.

Bednorz has created artwork for the Celebration of the Whales poster in the past, including the inaugural event. In addition, he has also created artwork for local events, labels, clothing and advertising for local and regional businesses.

The Celebration of Whales Festival is a collaborative event among the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, Harbor lessees, businesses, and the Ventura County Harbor Department that celebrates the migration of the Pacific Gray Whale.

The free event is being held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. A variety of family-friendly activities will be held at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, Channel Islands Harbor Farmers Market, Marine Emporium Landing and a “Gray Whale Migration Trail” along the marina path that connects the activity centers.

Editor’s Note: this story was published on February 6, 2020.