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Shad Fest Poster Auction Preview

The 2016 Shad Festival will include an even bigger way to support our arts community and the Shad Festival Arts Scholarship Fund! Special Shad Fest poster events include:

  • The Select Poster Auction Gala, honoring Jim Hamilton, will take place at the Rago Art & Auction Center from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on Saturday April 3oth.
  • Artists Opening Reception at the Presbyterian Church the evening of Friday, April 29, from 6pm to 8pm
  • Shad Festival Poster Live Auction at 3pm on Sunday, May 1st, at the First Presbyterian Church on North Union Street.
  • Numerous posters will be available through the popular silent auction throughout the weekend, with bidding closing at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1st.

Get more information about opportunities to bid on these Shad-tastic works of art at events throughout the weekend festivities here.

Don’t miss the opportunity to bid on the beautiful artwork created by our community’s leading artists — and remember, proceeds support the scholarship program. Here is a sneak peek at this year’s posters:



  1. john schmidtberger

    April 19, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    hey folks my poster is pictured vertically–it’s horizontal. 🙁
    please email me when corrected.
    Also, I saw it somewhere titled: “Shad is Shallows”. It’s “Shad in Shallows”

  2. Rita Koch

    April 25, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Hoping to see more of the posters online. And can you please confirm the date and time of the Artist’s Open Reception. Thanks!

  3. Longia Miller

    April 26, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Hoping to see the other posters online, why only 24?

    • Jeanne

      April 29, 2016 at 7:10 am

      Agree!! There are many more very talented artists participating having donated their works for the purpose of supporting this scholarship fund. Where are their posters for preview? The 24 listed are only a small sample of the talent up for auction.

  4. dee smith

    April 28, 2016 at 2:10 am

    i would like to see all the posters this year my daughter has one in i can not get there i am disabled

  5. Jeanne

    April 28, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    We need to see more posters online to be easily viewed well in advance of the auctions. No mention of the poster contest at all on the “official” shadfest website. You’re missing the boat if people dont even know about this fundraiser and cannot view the many donated posters and works of art generously created for this event. I’ve donated a poster every year since 2008 and people are still surprised to hear there is a poster contest for a good cause.

  6. Zeke

    April 29, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Sad that only the “elite chamber of commerce artists” get their posters posted. Why bother submitting next year? Shame, shame.

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