DBI Announces the Winning Artist and Designer of the Steppin’ Out T-Shirt | Entertainment

Downtown Blacksburg Inc. is pleased to announce that Cedar Krisch, an 18-year-old artist and recent graduate of Blacksburg High School, has won this year’s design competition for the 41st Annual Steppin’ Out!

Cedar, who has been interested in art and design since a young age, has actively pursued a career in art since starting high school. Although the design was created digitally, Cedar has experience in a wide variety of artistic subjects including traditional, digital, sculpture and fashion. This fall, Cedar will attend the VCU School of the Arts, intending to major in graphic design or fashion design. After graduating from college, Cedar’s goal is to create and market a neutral clothing line, after years of designing and sewing their own clothes.

“I want to create fashion that is accessible to everyone, regardless of gender, size or income, while incorporating the extravagant designs that I enjoy,” they said.

The Steppin’ Out T-shirt has become an annual collector’s item and the design of each is in keeping with the great Steppin’ Out tradition! DBI is also thrilled to unveil Cedar’s winning design, which will be printed by downtown Blacksburg merchant, High Peak Sportswear, and will be available for purchase in mid-June from Fringe Benefit, New River Art & Fiber, Atlantic Union Bank (North Main Location) and Blacksburg Hardware.

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Steppin’ Out will take place on Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6 in downtown Blacksburg. The festival features over 250 artists and artisans from across the United States selling unique handicrafts, as well as sidewalk sales and festival food provided by downtown merchants, and three stages of live entertainment!

For more information, or to be a sponsor or volunteer, please visit the Downtown Blacksburg Inc. website at www.downtownblacksburg.com.

– Submitted by Amelia Tuckwiller

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