The City of Tyler Main Street Department is seeking artwork to feature in a commemorative limited-edition poster print as part of its third 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. “People are already looking forward to it again in June. Art is an important part of the Swirl.”

The Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl, set for June 25, is an event that showcases Texas wines and area restaurants. In addition, it is a fundraiser. Much of the Main Street department’s budget comes through fundraising projects such as the Swirl.

A Wine Swirl is a pairing of locally owned restaurants with 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.