Curtis Fest Artisan Spotlight: Enter the Melon

Melon is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in illustration, murals, and costume design. 

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she spent a few years in New York City to obtain a BFA in Traditional Animation from The School of Visual Arts.

To feed a desire for constant stimulation, Melon has lived in a variety of places both nationally and internationally, including San Francisco, Arizona, Seattle, New York City, Puerto Rico and Thailand. 

The experiences from living in diverse geographical locations and contrasting cultures heavily influences her work, morphing and adding to her style with each new world she dives into. In addition, strong themes of nature and animism as well as concepts about women in various societies are highly present in her work. 

Balance is a baseline of continuous aesthetic in Melon’s work. Raised by a Jewish father and Filipina immigrant mother, understanding the endless landscape of life and culture kept her mind and eyes open to anything different and unique. Investigating how to connect conflicting ideas into a harmonized result comes naturally, a skill she continues to work on mastering in her creative career.

The 13th Annual Curtis Fest will feature over 75 local artisans under the beautiful canopy of trees at Curtis Park.  Artists and makers include painters, sculptors, textile artists, and wood workers.  Live music, food trucks, a kids Zone and a pet refreshment station makes this a great way to finish out the summer.

This free event is open to the public and followed by Music in the Park. Come to our free event to support local artists, bring a picnic blanket and chairs to sit on while you watch the musicians or eat your food truck tasties from Kados Asian GrillMasa Giuseria, or Cowtown Creamery.

A big thanks to our sponsors Grateful DogSteffan Brown RealtyRenewal by AndersenSt. Hope Public Schools, and Farm Fresh to You for helping to make the fair possible.

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