French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
2020 French Quarter Festival Poster - Limited Edition
Official Poster Artist: Molly McGuire
Size: 18" x 24"
- Silkscreen Prints: $35 (discounted from $45)
- Artist Proofs (signed and numbered): $55 (discounted from $55)
Artist Molly McGuire, known professionally as Magwire, is the 2020 French Quarter Festivals, Inc. artist, painting both the French Quarter Festival and Satchmo SummerFest posters. Originally born in Ontario, Molly found herself drawn to New Orleans after spending 20 years on the road performing with a rock band. Intrigued by carnival and amusement park culture, Molly centers her art on creating circus-style banners. With New Orleans as The themes of Molly's paintings are based on local legends, southern culture, folklore and mythology.
"I am a classic example of someone who came to New Orleans to check out the music scene and ended up moving here as a result. Not only was the music on another level than anywhere I’d ever been, but it was everything else that New Orleans has to offer that made the experience so influential - the food, the people, the architecture, the history and diverse culture of the city instilled an overwhelming sense of inspiration that I really do not feel when I’m anywhere else...New Orleans provides me with an abundance of ideas - I am never at a loss for subject matter."