Artists interested in designing and making a banner for the 2014 Lemon Lily Festival are being asked to submit a mock-up on Wednesday, March 5.

The LLF Banner Committee Chair Mimi Lamp is organizing this year’s banner display and wants to have the community more involved in the effort.

Artists should submit a 6-inch-by-10-inch color mock-up to the committee, who will be available in the Idyllwild Library Community Room from 4 to 6 p.m, Wednesday, March 5. Each mock-up should have a title.

Lamp hopes to receive at least 14 proposals. Optimistic that there will be more, she intends to display them all at the library, and have a community discussion and vote on the best designs.

Two weeks later, March 19, the collective decision will be announced. Chosen artists will have two months to complete banners.

The final banners must be in acrylic, she said, and finished by May 19. All banners will be hung throughout the community until the festival on July 12 and 13.

The banner should include lemon lilies, be primarily yellow, be of scenes where lemon lilies are found or include creatures that share the lilies’ habitat. These attributes should be clearly visible in the mock-up, according to Lamp.

As in the past, the banners eventually will be auctioned, but those details are still being developed, she said.

“This is original artwork which can be hung outside,” Lamp, who owns Higher Grounds, emphasized. “It’s great in front of a business.”

To see past banners, visit the Lemon Lily Festival site at Click on “Lemon Lily Festival Banners Return.”

Check back at the website for developing information. For further questions, email Lamp at [email protected].