The winning poster for the 42nd annual Fairport Canal Days Festival is artist Tom Moyer.
Moyer holds the distinction of creating the first Canal Days commemorative poster in 2006 and is the third person to become a two-time winner. He lives in Chili with his wife and children.
The inspiration for his latest work, “Family Outing,” came from personal experience along the canal in Fairport with his young family.
“I sought to embody the family unit through mother and her ducklings. The iconic liftbridge, so prominent in my last poster, is now represented as a subtle reflection on Erie’s waters,” said Moyer. “The rubber duck symbolizes not just the Duck Race but the joy and whimsy that we feel during festival time.”
In addition to being a fine artist, Moyer is associate creative director at Mason Marketing in Perinton. He is also an entrepreneur as founder and owner of Downhill Threads, a brand of apparel and artwork for skiers who want to represent their love of the mountains.
Moyer is available to personally sign posters at booth SME 222, located on Main Street in front of Village Landing. The finished work has been printed in a limited quantity of 200 — 16-by-20 full-color poster prints and may be purchased for $10 each at the Village Hall information booth during the festival.