Nicole Habin Lynch wins Festival of Arts 2024 logo contest

Nicole Habin Lynch is this year’s Marblehead Festival of Arts logo contest winner. Photo by Marblehead Festival of Arts

The Marblehead Festival of Arts is thrilled to announce Nicole Habin Lynch as the victor of the 2024 logo contest, revealed during an energetic Logo Premiere Party at the Landing Restaurant on Jan. 23.

Habin Lynch’s winning design, a captivating portrayal of Marblehead’s coastal beauty with stylized waves and a sun in coral and navy, now stands as the emblem for the 58th festival.

Habin Lynch, a dedicated arts enthusiast and native of Marblehead, has been actively engaged in the festival for numerous years. With a background in marketing communications and a flourishing career at Keurig Dr Pepper, Habin Lynch channeled her lifelong passion for art and community into this remarkable design.

The runner-up, Claire Ruocco, a junior at the University of Connecticut dual majoring in real estate, and digital media and design, also earned acclaim for her imaginative submission. Ruocco’s artistic background, enriched by her business Yarnably and her role as president of the UConn Sailing Team, showcases the diverse talent that the festival consistently attracts.

Bill Smalley, co-chair of the Logo Committee, commended the winning design.

“Nicole’s artwork beautifully captures the essence of our festival and the coastal allure of Marblehead. It’s
a visual celebration of our community’s artistic journey,” he said.

“In Nicole’s thoughtfully crafted design, we discover more than just a logo; it’s a dynamic visual celebration and solidifies our commitment to portraying the festival as a must-attend event,” Marblehead Festival of Arts President Jodi-Tatiana Charles said.

The Marblehead Festival of Arts extends it heartfelt congratulations to Habin Lynch for her outstanding contribution and expresses gratitude to Ruocco and all other participants for their captivating designs.

“The charm of Marblehead’s art scene captivated even esteemed guests this year,” shared Wayne George, proprietor of the beloved F.L. Woods. “Having Rupert Friend, the acclaimed actor, join our residents in voting for the festival’s logo truly underscores the widespread appeal and significance of our town’s artistic heritage. It’s a clear sign that the passion for the arts in Marblehead transcends far beyond our local shores, enchanting visitors of all notoriety.”