Chloe Crossman from Gardena, CA Wins 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival Art Poster Contest

2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival
July 26, 27 & 28, 2019



Chloe Crossman from Gardena, CA Wins 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival Art Poster Contest

April 25, 2019 (Gilroy, CA): Artist Chloe Crossman’s heart-warming poster was awarded First Place in the 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival Art Poster Contest. As First Place winner, Crossman receives a $500 prize, and prints of her winning design will be available for sale during the Gilroy Garlic Festival, July 26, 27 and 28, 2019.

Crossman grew up in Berkeley and Oakland and recently moved to Gardena in Southern California, where she works at Warby Parker. She says she has been making art—and loving garlic—for as long as she can remember. In her watercolor poster, she wanted to create something fun and fresh that focused on the beauty of garlic flowers and also captured the spirit of the Gilroy Garlic Festival. She is looking forward to attending the Festival for the first time this year and said, “I’m really excited to eat as much garlic as I can!”

William Harris of Maricopa, Arizona won second place and a $250 prize. Third place and a $100 prize went to Priscilla Martinez from Watsonville, California. Martinez also won $200 for the Association’s Choice prize, voted on by volunteer members of the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association.

During the 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival (July 26-28), prints of the winning poster will be available at the Garlic Mercantile stores. The poster design will also be featured on Gilroy Garlic Festival merchandise, including canvas bags and aprons.

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About the Gilroy Garlic Festival
The 41st annual Gilroy Garlic Festival will be on July 26, 27, and 28, 2019, at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, California. The Gilroy Garlic Festival has been officially certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® as the world’s largest garlic festival and draws thousands of garlic-loving guests from around the globe every year. This three-day celebration features gourmet garlicky food, live entertainment, cooking competitions, and fun for the whole family. For more information, go to


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