National Cherry Blossom Festival Artwork

National Cherry Blossom Festival 2013 Artwork by Erik Abel

Big pink trees in our nations capitol.  Thats what this shindig is all about. Each year, nature lovers from across the globe descend upon Washington DC to frolic and stand in awe of all the pinkness. Well, there's a short window when these Cherry Blossoms actually bloom so timing is everything... as it always is. I'm honored to have the opportunity to be able to branch out a bit and create the event artwork for the 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival. 18"x24" posters as well as tshirts and other paraphernalia will be available through the NCBF website.

The NCBF runs March 20 - April 14, and word on the street is I'll be having a tree inspired art show at Art Whino Gallery sometime during the festival in April.  Stay tuned for the details. It's sure to be a good one.

Here's a little more about the festival:

"Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries..."  read more