The City of Tyler Main Street Department is seeking artwork to feature in a commemorative limited-edition poster print as part of its fourth annual Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl.


Artists are invited to submit images of their artwork in a contest to select a work of art to be reproduced for the print. The artist whose work is selected will receive a $250 prize and the honor of having their work represent the Wine Swirl online and in publications.


“The Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl is a much-anticipated community event,” said City of Tyler Main Street Department Leader Beverly Abell, “and people are already looking forward to it again in June. Art is an important part of the Swirl,” she concluded.


The Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl, set for June 24, is an event geared toward showcasing Texas wines and area restaurants. In addition, it is a fundraiser. Abell said that though Main Street is a City of Tyler department, a large part of the department’s budget comes through fundraising projects such as the Swirl.


Abell explained that a Wine Swirl is a showcase of locally owned restaurants and Texas vineyards. Ticket-holders will be able to “swirl” from site to site downtown to sample food and wine while enjoying live entertainment and art.


Artists are encouraged to go to for full rules on the art contest. The contest is open to all media, though the artwork itself must translate well to print. In addition, the artwork must communicate the enjoyment of wine and food, in keeping with the Wine Swirl event.


Those who want more information should go to or call Gallery Main Street at (903) 593-6905.