Published March 16. 2023 02:34PM
Representing the Spanish heritage of a carnival, the colorful 2023 Musikfest poster mural by Allentown's Maltas Con Leche not only commemorates the festival's 40th anniversary, but also embodies the spirit and liveliness of the Lehigh Valley's richly diverse culture. Celebrating around the mural's center image, called a Vejigante, people happily dance among a rainbow burst of color and musical notes, against a colorfully rich backdrop that features the iconic SteelStacks nestled among hills and tress representing the City of Bethlehem. The artistic family business' patriarch, Rafael, said, “Culture was our main inspiration. We all brought what culture and music meant to each of us.” Musikfest is scheduled for Aug. 4-13, with information available at musikfest.org.