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Visit Oxford Unveils 22nd Double Decker Arts Festival Artwork, Announces Music Lineup

Tuesday morning, Double Decker coordinators held a press conference to thank sponsors, officially announce the music lineup and reveal the poster of the 22nd Double Decker Arts Festival.

22nd Double Decker Arts Festival Poster by local artist Pam Locke

This year’s Double Decker artwork was created by local artist and retired graphic artist, Pam Locke, who moved to Oxford in 2003 from Greenville, Mississippi. Her artistic style is considered to be tight and illustrative, and she primarily paints in watercolor and acrylic.
“The Double Decker Festival is such an important part of Oxford and is a showcase for the wonderful art that is produced in the region surrounding Oxford,” Locke said. “I entered the contest because I wanted to be a part of that celebration.” 
She said, “I’ve been a shopper, and I have been a participant with the Guild and always had an idea of what I thought the poster would look like; but, [I] never got around to actually making it come to life. Finally this year, I was able to take the time and get the idea concise to how I wanted it to look.”

Director of Visit Oxford, Mary Allyn Hedges, was more than pleased with the chosen artwork for the poster and the 2017 music lineup, but she was even more excited about the turnout of today’s press conference. 
“A lot of the attendees were our sponsors, which we couldn’t put on our festival without our loyal sponsors. We were really pleased with the turnout,” Hedges said. “I think that the artwork is so unique, and it speaks to what the festival is all about with the arts and the lineup. It’s a really great and diverse lineup. We’ve got some really great local artists playing and some really great Blues musicians.” 
Ole Miss Athletics director Ross Bjork discusses Ole Miss Athletics partnership with the UM Museum: 

Ross Bjork at the Visit Oxford Double Decker Press Conference from Hotty Toddy on Vimeo.

For the full 22nd Double Decker Arts Festival music lineup, click here.
The 22nd Double Decker Arts Festival sponsors:
Presenting Sponsors
The UM Museum
Ole Miss Athletics
Faulkner Sponsors
The Domain at Oxford
Cannon Motors of Mississippi
Stage Sponsor
Specialty Orthopedic Group
Square Sponsors
Graduate Oxford
Debutante Farmer
Heritage Properties Incorporated
MaxxSouth Broadband
Oxonian Sponsors
The City of Oxford Electric Department
My Michelle’s
Magnolia Rental
The Hub at Oxford
Hampton Inn and Conference Center
Holiday Inn
Towneplace Suites
Hampton Inn – West
The Inn at Ole Miss
Lafayette Sponsors
The Oxford Eagle
The Oxford Citizen
Hughes Brown PLLC
Magnolia Wines and Spirits
Village Station
Ellis Stubbs State Farm
Bank of Oxford
Jones at Home
Haymans & Co., PLLC
Bella Mia Salon LLC
The Indoor ADvantage
Double Decker Bus Sponsors
Belles & Beaus
Chick Fil a
Cardio Barre
Mississippi Sponsors
B&B Concrete
Malco Theatres/Premier Lanes Oxford

Randall Haley is the managing editor of HottyToddy.com. She can be reached at randall.haley@hottytoddy.com.
Steven Gagliano is a staff writer for HottyToddy.com. He can be reached at steven.gagliano@hottytoddy.com.

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