Logo Design Contest

Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival Logo Design Contest


Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival was established in 1969 to honor the West African tradition of harvest and celebration. Throughout the years, Bimbé has found homes in Duke Gardens, Hillside Park, North Carolina Central University, UDI Industrial Park, and the Durham Athletic Park, before landing in Rock Quarry Road Park. The event promises to be a day filled with the tradition of sharing, celebration, and appreciated of gifts and talents. Bring your family out on May 18, 2019 from 12:00pm – 8:00pm to take park in making history!

The Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival Artist Selection Committee has selected four final designs from a wide range of logo submissions. We now need your help to select the winning design! Please view the Finalists’ designs below and then vote on which design you wish to see displayed as the official logo for this year’s festival!


Click here to vote for your favorite design. Please limit one vote per person. Voting closes February 4, 2019 11:59 PM EST.


Sarahlaine Calva

Sarahlaine Calva
Being limited to only four colors was definitely a challenge. However, it allowed me to explore different variations of unique color palettes that are powerful with emotion. I wanted the design to evoke a cheerful and fun feel to reflect how great it is to express culture and diversity while also promoting that everyone will definitely have a good time at this event.

Joseph Churchwell

Joseph Churchwell
The logo I have designed stems from my experience with Bimbe. A colorful display of culture and art. A day filled with music and dance. I used the Bright colors: Blue, yellow, purple and green to represent the joyous excitement of a new day. I chose the design elements: Djembe, saxophone player, trumpet and dancers to capture what the day is. I wish I could have used a silhouette of Baba Chuck, because he has been what Bimbe embodied as cultural event.

Jermaine Powell update

Jermaine Powell
Bimbé is the smile of a child that sees the beauty and traditions of their community.
Bimbé is the peace that an elder feels sitting in the park, listening, seeing and enjoying their cultural history in action.
Bimbé is the music, rhythm, and dance of great generations of African ancestry.
Bimbé is unity of both young and old together sharing a rich heritage together.
Bimbé is uniquely Durham, a celebration of rich music, culture, and community.