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Official Fiesta 2020 poster unveiled

Local artist Caroline Korbell Carrington designed the poster, which depicts the San Antonio River and the Alamo.

SAN ANTONIO — Fiesta 2020 is less than six months away, and San Antonians dreaming of the city's biggest party got a look at the official Fiesta poster Wednesday night.

The Fiesta San Antonio Commission unveiled the poster at The Mays Family Center at the Witte Museum. The colorful poster, designed by local artist Caroline Korbell Carrington, is titled “Rio De La Vida” or “River of Life.” It celebrates the city’s two most famous landmarks – the Alamo and the San Antonio River.

“I decided to stick with what I know,” Carrington said. “I’m a landscape painter; not a graphic artist. But I’m thrilled to be selected as the Fiesta poster artist. I’ve been a local artist for a long time so it’s good to have the recognition. I wanted to show the nature of South Texas as well as the happiness and fun of Fiesta."

She knows about Fiesta, which she said has been part of her family for generations. Carrington was the Duchess of Russian Springs in the Court of Imperial Patronage during Fiesta 1992.

You can buy the official poster and related merchandise online or at the Fiesta store beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 31.

Earlier this month, the grand marshal and theme of the Battle of Flowers parade were announced. The 219th Battle of Flowers Parade theme is “¡Viva Las Flores!," meaning, "Long Live the Flowers!" The Grand Marshal will be Commander Eileen M. Collins, the first woman commander of a US spacecraft with shuttle mission Columbia in 1999. Fiesta's signature event kicks off Friday, April 24, 2020.

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